Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing In The World Of Meaning by Farzad Goli

Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing In The World Of Meaning

byFarzad Goli

Paperback | June 12, 2018

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This book presents an interpretation of pharmaceutical, surgical and psychotherapeutic interventions based on a univalent metalanguage: biosemiotics. It proposes that a metalanguage for the physical, mental, social, and cultural aspects of health and medicine could bring all parts and aspects of human life together and thus shape a picture of the human being as a whole, made up from the heterogeneous images of the vast variety of sciences and technologies in medicine discourse. The book adopts a biosemiotics clinical model of thinking because, similar to the ancient principle of alchemy,tam ethice quam physice, everything in this model is physical as much as it is mental. Signs in the forms of vibrations, molecules, cells, words, images, reflections and rites conform cultural, mental, physical, and social phenomena. The book decodes healing, dealing with health, illness and therapy by emphasizing the first-person experience as well as objective events. It allows readers to follow the energy-information flows through and between embodied minds and to see how they form physiological functions such as our emotions and narratives.

Farzad Goli, MD, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a founder of Bioenergy economy as an integrative model of care, in Energy Medicine University Sausalito, CA, USA. He leads a post-doctoral program at psychosomatic research center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences under supervision of psychosomatic...
Title:Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing In The World Of MeaningFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:247 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:247 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:June 12, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319817221

ISBN - 13:9783319817224

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Semiotic Approach to the Placebo Responses (Farzad Goli, Shahram Rafieian, Sima Atarodi).- Chapter 2. Cybersemiotics as a Transdisciplinary Model for Interdisciplinary Biosemiotic Pharmacology and Medicine (Soren Brier).- Chapter 3. Some  Reflections  on  Non-Substance  Bound  Healing  Effects  and  the  Concept  of Narrative Medicine (Carl Eduard Scheidt).- Chapter 4. How Can We Reconstruct the Health Anticipation? (Farzad Goli, Reza Johari Fard).- Chapter 5. The Ritual Effect: The Healing Response to Forms and Performs (Farzad Goli, Mahboubeh Farzanegan).- Chapter 6. Hypnosis, Placebo and Performance: Recovering the Relational Aspects of Medicine (Shahram Rafieian, Howard Davis).- Chapter 7. How to Prescribe Information: Health Education without Health Anxiety and Nocebo Effects (Farzad Goli, Azadeh Malekian, Alireza Monajemi, Gholam Hossein Ahmadzade).- Chapter 8. Making sense in the Medical System: Placebo, Biosemiotics and the Pseudomachine (Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach).- Chapter 9. Medical Practice in/with the Semiosphere (Farzad Goli).