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The fate of medicine without reductionism 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

“Reducing” complex systems in nature to their components is just one of many thinking and reasoning tools, not an all-consuming obliviousness to “the whole” — as often insulting insinuated by alternative medicine practitioners. My previously tiny article about this has been beefed up to a few hundred words with a new section using traditional Chinese medicine as an example of “the fate of medicine without reductionism.”