Toward a topological description of the therapeutic process: part 2. Practitioner and patient perspectives of the "journey to cure".

@article{Milgrom2012TowardAT,
  title={Toward a topological description of the therapeutic process: part 2. Practitioner and patient perspectives of the "journey to cure".},
  author={L. Milgrom},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          187-99
        }
}
  • L. Milgrom
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
BACKGROUND The discourse of quantum theory has been used to describe (1) the homeopathic therapeutic process (in terms of three-way macro-entanglement between patient, practitioner, and remedy, called PPR entanglement), and (2) the homeopathic concept of the vital force. METHODS Combining these two approaches leads to a semiotic (i.e., pertaining to the theory of sign systems in language) geometry that illustrates the nature of this entanglement and how it could facilitate the patient's… Expand
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Two new metaphors for the homeopathic therapeutic encounter are described, based on a quantum mechanical model of adaptive mutation (QMAM), and the illuminated geometric patterns generated by a light source attached to a spinning gyroscope, which may be seen as equivalent and semiotic simplifications of the previous more complex topological description of the patient's "journey to cure. Expand
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