Eastern Cultures : Healing Powers : The Western Cultures ' Greatest Asset

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The Eastern Cultures’ Healing Powers: The Western Cultures’ Greatest Asset
Quick Fix culture and the Attitude Adjustment Culture The Western Culture focuses on two method of healing: chemically engineered compounds and surgical procedures. For instance in the United States, individuals have the option of antidepressants with or without the aid of cognitive therapy (depression article). Most individuals choose the quick approach due to its alluring quick fix scheme. These contrasts differently from the Eastern Culture’s main focus: the power of the mind and the energy from within: mind, body, and soul. The effects of Eastern Culture’s approach have been proven to be enduring and beneficial to the individuals involved. The Western Culture would greatly benefit by including the Eastern Culture’s healing methods into the lives of patients.

The mind and body: The beginning
The beginning of separation between the Western and Eastern cultures started in the 16th century .The mind and body was thought to be one in the 16th century; interacting with each other, being co-players that worked together to create the individual. In the 17th century, Rene Descartes went to the Catholic Church and made a deal: scientists could work with the man’s body while the church explored the mind and spirit. This event in history changed the way Physicians looked at the mind and body for centuries.

Western Culture: Body minus Mind The western culture views the mind and body as two separate

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