In the eastern church it was not until several centuries later that the alexandrine stefanus of athens and the 11th century patriarch photios in his amphilochia settled this argument in favor of a naturalistic explanation 173 among physicians, however, a biologic approach to epilepsy based on the hippocratic and galenic tradition was. The birth of the hippocratic medicine marked a transition from ritual and folk healing to a profession of secular theory and practice epilepsy, with its common occurrence, dramatic presentation, and hidden cause attracted the attention of many healers in the ancient world and was the primary subject of full hippocratic medical treatise written in fourth century bc. Better information of the natural history of epilepsy has important implications for understanding the underlying neurobiology, evaluating treatment strategies, and planning healthcare resources. The school of medicine represented by hippocrates had an approach to the art far in advance to anything preceding it and similar in spirit to much of modern natural health theory there are few traces of superstition in the hippocratic writings. - there are also descriptions of various diseases that may have supernatural origins - the sacred disease now known as epilepsy - need to focus on concept of having a natural cause - observation rather than theory.
By 400 bce, hippocrates had established schools of rational medicine based on natural law, with a theory of humors and elements that was very similar to the taoist theories of traditional chinese medicine. Biomedicine and health: the germ theory of diseaseintroductionaccording to the modern germ theory of disease, infectious diseases are caused by the presence of pathogenic microorganisms within the body. The hippocratic tradition shed light on the more biological aspects of psychology and helped many thinkers to employ a more foundational approach to psychology that required observation and knowledge of the nervous system and its functions.
Mitochondrial energy metabolism can be targeted with some natural approach) sometimes the type of epilepsy can also guide the choice of drug epilepsy was. Historical roots of modern psychology:hippocrates, plato introduction to psychology social sciences psychology. Greek medicinenet: gives information and guidance on the theory and practice of greek medicine and medical astrology as a traditional system of natural healing who's who in greek medicine hippocrates. Hippocratic theory approach and the therapeutic approach was also based on the healing power of nature his approach of healing focused on simple and natural. -the rise of greek science and natural philosophy: thales, among others, begins inquiries about nature and physics weather phenomena are considered to have natural origins, rather than divine causation early theory of evolution.
Principles of healthcare ethics if we go back to the basic understanding of the hippocratic ethical teaching, using the natural law theory of double. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives on the approach to health4 thales of the greek city miletus is considered while epilepsy was believed to be the. Origin of mental illnesses hippocrates' theory was an early version of the idea that physiological disturbances or body chemistry might play a role in the. Hippocrates and galen an entirely new approach to medicine first, hippocrates and his immediate followers insisted that disease always had a natural, rather.
However, the achievements of the writers of the corpus, the practitioners of hippocratic medicine and the actions of hippocrates himself were often commingled thus very little is known about what hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates: hippocrates in which hippocrates is referred to as a famous asclepiad who had a philosophical approach to he and his followers emphasized natural. The hippocratic corpus is a library, or rather, the remains of a library although the dozens of books included in the collection were originally attributed to hippocrates himself, scholars now know that they were more likely composed between the sixth and fourth centuries bce.
Galen greatest physician of the roman empire galen was the greatest physician of ancient rome whereas hippocrates laid the foundation of greek medicine, galen further developed its theory and practice, and carried greco-roman medicine to its zenith. At this time, a man named hippocrates began teaching that every disease had only natural causes he is known as the great ancient greek physician in medicine, doctors still refer to the hippocratic oath, instituted by hippocrates, who is also credited with laying the foundations of medicine as a science.
Hippocrates and the hippocratic tradition are not only important in terms of the development of medical knowledge but also its practice, as exemplified by the hippocratic oath for others, modern medicine represents a rejection not so much of hippocrates but only of the hippocratic tradition, especially its vitalism and humoral theory of health. Hippocratic oath is not a specialized approach, but rather an existing notion from the time of ancient greek which, i believe, should still be regarded as the foundation and basis of the medical occupation. Hippocrates' description of the causes of epilepsy is inaccurate, but because it is couched in verifiable physical terms it is a step towards finding the true cause furthermore, there was clearly an emerging humanistic and ethical perspective that was beginning to focus on the individuality of the patient. Alternative approaches to conventional antiepileptic drugs in the management of paediatric epilepsy r kneen and r e appleton r kneen , child development centre, department of neurology, alder hey children's hospital, liverpool, l12 2ap, uk.