A space-time model of health
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Short Title: Aviat.Space Environ.Med.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 1985
Pages: 1102 - 1103
Sources ID: 33001
Notes: LR: 20041117; JID: 7501714; OID: NASA: 87075512; 1986/11/01 00:00 [pubmed]; 1986/11/01 00:01 [medline]; 1986/11/01 00:00 [entrez]; ppublish
Collection: Yoga-Based Medical Interventions
Visibility: Public (group default)
A space-time model of health requires a profound re-thinking of many of our basic tenets. This modern view of man and his world discards the traditional mechanistic paradigm which has been the focus of Western scientific thought and medicine. Stress related disorders are thought to be a result in part of an individual's perception of linear time. Holistic strategies such as biofeedback, relaxation skills, hypnosis, yoga, and imagery, to name a few, ask the individual to step outside linear or objective time by expanding their sense of experiential or subjective time and consciousness. It is suggested that training the time sense is a tool of holistic medicine and a space-time model of health.