Correlativity And Causality


Most Holistic Medicines (Ayurveda, Classical Chinese Medicine, Thai Traditional Medicine, …) requires practitioner to use correlative thinking. In fact, Chinese language did not have word or concept for ’cause-and-effect’, until the arrival of Buddhism (which was after the fall of Han Dynasty, 200 CE).
One way of thinking is not right or wrong than the other, however, it is inappropriate to confuse one with the other. For example, “Dry Needling” is not Acupuncture, and prescribing Senna Leaf for constipation is not Ayurveda or Chinese Medicine either.

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