健康與系統思維特別融合小組: 中醫辯證論治之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊 Health and System thinking SIG – a systemic way of maintaining ourselves, each other, and the nature

Health and Systems Thinking SIG:
Health and System thinking – a systemic way of maintaining ourselves, each other, and the nature
健康與系統思維特別融合小組: 中醫辯證論治之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊。

 

TCM exercise therapy 舉鼎

中庸功

Reductionism was the major scientific view before world war II, its development leads to industrial revolution and modern medicine. Traditional medicine like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, and Western Herbal Medicine was then considered as alternative medicine because they are seem incompatible with reductionism and allopathic medicine. However, reductionism was found to be an incomplete scientific view after world war II and a more holistic scientific view was developed namely system theory.

 

Systemic thinking is to consider both the system and the environment when analyzing or maintaining a system, or its environment. When analyzing a particular component within a system, all other components should be considered as well but different importance ratio is allowed.

 

Traditional medicine has been analyzed with the incomplete scientific theory for logical explanations of its medical theory and practice, resulting in confusion and misunderstanding. This workshop will demonstrate the application of system theory to investigate the holistic nature of a particular traditional medicine namely Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is believed that all other traditional and alternative medicine could be better understood in this holistic scientific view of system theory.

 

The Taichi Yin-Yang system theory was developed when combining both the traditional Chinese thinking and the systemic thinking. Taichi is considered as the organizational force in the universe, and the Yin-Yang combo is considered as the log2 information gathering process, the current state determination process, and the steady state regulation process.

 

According to the Taichi Yin-Yang system theory, the Taichi(Yin, Yang) structure should be used in all analysis. The possible analysis of health system are:

 

  • Health(physical, mental) – the Cold-Hot spectrum
  • Health(chronic, acute) – the Deficient-Excess spectrum
  • Health(external hygiene protection, internal healthcare protection) – the Superficial-Internal spectrum

 

Healthcare is our first system employed to maintain human. This workshop will introduce a systemic maintenance program called Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare Protection Program which is simple and effective for promotion in the community. Helping the poor with money will never be enough, but helping the poor to make money themselves is a more permanent solution and may even have a positive feedback to the helper. A internal healthcare program should teach the community how to take up the responsibility of their own health in a simple and effective manner. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare Protection Program composed of three components:

  1. the TCM diet on how to choose food from the Cold-Hot food spectrum,
  2. the Middle-way exercise therapy on how to regulate our body and Chi (Qi) from the fully Open-Close movement spectrum,
  3. the TCM 24h healthcare lifestyle on how to use our health wisely for work and fun from the Human-Environment spectrum.

 

 Keywords: Middle-way exercise therapy, Healthcare Protection Program, Taichi Yin-Yang system theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reductionism, System maintenance, Heath and System thinking

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靈性與系統特別融合小組: 佛法四聖諦八正道之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊 System theory and our minds – a systemic way of understanding ourselves, each other, the nature, the past and future possibilities

靈性與系統特別融合小組: 佛法四聖諦八正道之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊
System theory and our minds – a systemic way of understanding ourselves, each other, the nature, the past and future possibilities

 

Observers‘ and
Decision makers’
ability in system theory
(Taichi)
太極-行者之能力

reason of why to act
(Yin supports)

陰為陽之守
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行為之因由

power of how to act
(Yang operates)

陽為陰之使
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行為之表現


Observer
觀察者
(Yin supports)
陰守

Awareness 覺知:

consciousness 意識,
cognitio
n
認知,
Field
場,

Perception 觀念:

perspective 看法,
recognition
認可,
memory
記憶;

preferences, prejudices, ignorance and wisdom
貪、嗔、癡、智觀念

Decision maker
決策者
(Yang operates)
陽使

Sensation 感受

Difference between the awareness of the present reality and the awareness of perspectives in memory, causing the Flow of energy and matter (information), and resulting in Desire.
分別心生流動的感受再生欲得

受】

Reaction 反應:

mental conditioning 心理條件作用)Strategy 策略,
Action triggered by sensations
感性行動,
Stronger perception, stronger sensation, stronger reaction.
概念強則感受強則反應強。

These four characters together with the physical body system (色) is said to be the five aggregates of human in the teaching of Buddha (Buddha 500BC a), (Buddha 500BC b) (Goenka 1987a) (Goenka 1987b).

Full paper:  http://www.ec-balance.org/blog/?p=605

 

The application of system theory requires the understanding of ourselves, each other, the nature, the past and future possibilities in a systemic way. That is, we need to understand both the structure and dynamics of our physical body systems, and of our mental observers. Research shows that the composition of our body and that of our mind may be explained by the same system theory relating energy, matter, life and information. We employed this simple ancient system theory as taught by Buddha to investigate how our naturally systemic-structured mind artificially developed all this non-systemic and problematic thinkings. We use our body to experience the world around us but our mind is the one who is observing and making the decisions to change the world. System theory sees the world composed of observers,decision makers, systems, the environment, the boundaries and the relationships among them. And there are two opposite forces in the world that constantly interacting with each other, creating the flow of energy, matter and information between systems and the environment. On one hand we have the disorder force governed by the second law of thermodynamics that drive everything into a equilibrium state with maximum entropy. On the other hand we have the organizational force governed by the constrains of a system that drive the system into a particular desired steady state with a low entropy.

Our mind are both the observer and the decision maker with a major problem. Throughout our life we have been looking for satisfaction that brings happiness. Our government have been relying on economics to achieve this but 80% of the time we are dis-satisfied with the people and situations around us, bringing craving, aversion and ignorance into our minds and creating all sorts of problems in our society. This is called suffering in the teaching of Buddha, and he offered us with a three step solution for our mind. In this workshop we investigate the systemic view of these three steps namely self protection, concentration and purification of our mind. We also investigate a 10 days Vipassana mental healthcare program for people of all religions including scientific communities. It is believed such a program could bring happiness, peacefulness and harmony for our community.

Death is the end of our lives or just the beginning of another new life? A system undergoes a transition of system state upon death, but will the system continue in other forms at other places? Or will it just terminate totally? What are the possible new system states and are they sustainable? In this workshop we will investigate the sustainability of Heaven, Hell, Earth and Nibbana (null). And we investigate the way to prepare ourselves to transit into these states.

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國際系統科學協會第57屆國際研討會 The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

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國際系統科學協會第57屆國際研討會。The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)

Curating the Conditions for a Thrivable Planet: Systemic Leverage Points for Emerging a Global Eco-Civilization
Hai Phong City, Viet Nam — 14-19 July 2013 http://isss.org/world/Hai_Phong_City_2013

ISSS Special Integration Groups:
Health and System thinking SIG: A systemic way of maintaining ourselves, each other, and the nature
健康與系統思維特別融合小組: 中醫辯證論治之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊。
http://www.ec-balance.org/blog/?p=483 

Spirituality and Systems SIG: System theory and our minds – a systemic way of understanding ourselves, each other, the nature, the past and future possibilities
靈性與系統特別融合小組: 佛法四聖諦八正道之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊
http://www.ec-balance.org/blog/?p=485 

 

 

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