Reflections on the significance of the relationship between mind and body in medicine

Boey, C.M. (2010) Reflections on the significance of the relationship between mind and body in medicine. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, 13 (1). pp. 3-11.

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    Abstract

    In the last three centuries, medicine has focused predominantly on the physical body as the source of disease, placing very little importance on the mind. However, the significance of mind-body interactions in medicine is now increasingly being recognised. True health must include both the physical body and the mind. This article traces our concepts of the relationship between mind and body since primitive times and explores its relevance to the maintenance of health. (JUMMEC 2010; 13(1): 3-11)

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Health and Translational Medicine
    Additional Information: Correspondence: Christopher Boey Chiong Meng Department of Paediatrics Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Email: ccmboey@um.edu.my
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mind-body interaction
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 09:26
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 09:26
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3230

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