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Abstract 摘要

Prof. S.C. Lee’s essay discusses in detail the characteristics of traditional Western and Chinese medicine. As a response to his essay, I introduce an integrated view of body and spirit that inspires an innovative understanding of illness and healing. I also compare this integrated view with the philosophy of medicine generated from Confucianism, which Lee addresses. The basic idea of the integrated view is that the human body must be taken as a whole-physical body, spirit, and the interplay between them in various dimensions. Healing is not the simple removal of illness or symptoms, but moving into a more complete and perfect state of existence along with heaven and earth.

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