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The Systemic Theory of Living Systems and Relevance to CAM: Part I: The Theory.

Olalde Rangel JA - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2005)

Bottom Line: Energy-stimulating phytomedicines increase available energy and decrease total entropy of an open biological system by providing negative entropy.SM postulates that the state of health, H, of an individual, is effectively equal to the product of the strength of each factor H = O x E x I.SM observes that when all three factors are brought back to ideal levels, patients' conditions begin the recovery to normal health.

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ABSTRACT
The Systemic Theory of Living Systems is being published in several parts in eCAM. The theory is axiomatic. It originates from the phenomenological idea that physiological health is based on three factors: integrity of its structure or organization, O, functional organic energy reserve, E, and level of active biological intelligence, I. From the theory is derived a treatment strategy called Systemic Medicine (SM). This is based on identifying and prescribing phytomedicines and/or other medications that strengthen each factor. Energy-stimulating phytomedicines increase available energy and decrease total entropy of an open biological system by providing negative entropy. The same occurs with phytomedicines that act as biological intelligence modulators. They should be used as the first line of treatment in all ailments, since all pathologies, by definition, imply a higher than normal organic entropy. SM postulates that the state of health, H, of an individual, is effectively equal to the product of the strength of each factor H = O x E x I. SM observes that when all three factors are brought back to ideal levels, patients' conditions begin the recovery to normal health.

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Functional energy reserve ladder. This figure depicts how a fall in Energy affects the human organism. It goes from a state of well being with high Energy reserves and low entropy or disorder, through several stages and finally to that of death, or a state of zero Energy and maximum disorder.
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fig1: Functional energy reserve ladder. This figure depicts how a fall in Energy affects the human organism. It goes from a state of well being with high Energy reserves and low entropy or disorder, through several stages and finally to that of death, or a state of zero Energy and maximum disorder.

Mentions: In 1962, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Rhaponticum carthamoides and Rhodiola rosea, all adaptogens, were included in the Soviet Union's Pharmacopoeia. Since then many other plants and sources have been found to have the same properties (6–9). The new phytomedicines increased resistance to stressors as depicted by Selye (3), enhancing energy, and regulating immune, neuroendocrine and cellular function. Some researchers question the validity of the adaptogen definition in science; however, most concur on their health enhancing properties (10). Figure 1 is my interpretation of E↓ (drop in Energy) in relation to Selye's description of biochemical collapse I↓ and organic dysfunction O↓. The latter also paved the way to the E, I and O triangle, explained further on, and the Systemic Theory.


The Systemic Theory of Living Systems and Relevance to CAM: Part I: The Theory.

Olalde Rangel JA - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2005)

Functional energy reserve ladder. This figure depicts how a fall in Energy affects the human organism. It goes from a state of well being with high Energy reserves and low entropy or disorder, through several stages and finally to that of death, or a state of zero Energy and maximum disorder.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Functional energy reserve ladder. This figure depicts how a fall in Energy affects the human organism. It goes from a state of well being with high Energy reserves and low entropy or disorder, through several stages and finally to that of death, or a state of zero Energy and maximum disorder.
Mentions: In 1962, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Rhaponticum carthamoides and Rhodiola rosea, all adaptogens, were included in the Soviet Union's Pharmacopoeia. Since then many other plants and sources have been found to have the same properties (6–9). The new phytomedicines increased resistance to stressors as depicted by Selye (3), enhancing energy, and regulating immune, neuroendocrine and cellular function. Some researchers question the validity of the adaptogen definition in science; however, most concur on their health enhancing properties (10). Figure 1 is my interpretation of E↓ (drop in Energy) in relation to Selye's description of biochemical collapse I↓ and organic dysfunction O↓. The latter also paved the way to the E, I and O triangle, explained further on, and the Systemic Theory.

Bottom Line: Energy-stimulating phytomedicines increase available energy and decrease total entropy of an open biological system by providing negative entropy.SM postulates that the state of health, H, of an individual, is effectively equal to the product of the strength of each factor H = O x E x I.SM observes that when all three factors are brought back to ideal levels, patients' conditions begin the recovery to normal health.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
The Systemic Theory of Living Systems is being published in several parts in eCAM. The theory is axiomatic. It originates from the phenomenological idea that physiological health is based on three factors: integrity of its structure or organization, O, functional organic energy reserve, E, and level of active biological intelligence, I. From the theory is derived a treatment strategy called Systemic Medicine (SM). This is based on identifying and prescribing phytomedicines and/or other medications that strengthen each factor. Energy-stimulating phytomedicines increase available energy and decrease total entropy of an open biological system by providing negative entropy. The same occurs with phytomedicines that act as biological intelligence modulators. They should be used as the first line of treatment in all ailments, since all pathologies, by definition, imply a higher than normal organic entropy. SM postulates that the state of health, H, of an individual, is effectively equal to the product of the strength of each factor H = O x E x I. SM observes that when all three factors are brought back to ideal levels, patients' conditions begin the recovery to normal health.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus