Thanks CLOSLER for publishing a series of 5 short articles on Circle Medicine!
I have been working on this concept of Circle Medicine since I had the realization that a number of different holistic models I was working with all included circles: the Hero’s Journey, the Medicine Wheel, the Circle of Re-humanizing Medicine, the Circle of Health, and Circle Medicine: the circle of circles.
In our forthcoming book, Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into A Living Spirituality, we have a table comparing Circle Medicine with Linear Medicine. Linear medicine is the predominant, biomedical approach in contemporary medical practice, however it misses crucial aspects of human being that are only found in holistic, circular models of medicine.
|Linear Medicine||Circular Medicine|
|Pathological Process||Natural Process|
|Elimination of symptoms||Acceptance of symptoms|
|Restoring old state||Achieving new state|
|Biomedical Model||Holistic Model|
|Evidence-Based Medicine||Human-Based Medicine|
|Can Foster Dependency||Empowering|
Here are links to each of the short articles: