Redefine Human
 
 

Diagnosis:

Our current understanding
of human anatomy
is incomplete
and outdated.

 
 
 
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In practicing emergency medicine for over a decade, I’ve come to recognize a prime emergency that has not been diagnosed.

Our current understanding of human anatomy is incomplete and outdated. As a result, our diagnoses and treatments are incomplete, and many people are suffering unnecessarily. I see this everyday in the ER.

From middle school through medical school, we’ve all been taught that we’re made of organs, cells, atoms, and particles. Yet, about a century ago, scientists found that particles are made from waves and fields, not solid things. Wisdom traditions have said something similar for millennia.

Your body originates from fields, not the tiny solid balls we learned about in middle school—the ones that most of our diagnoses and treatments are still based on. Medical science has yet to interpret and apply this updated knowledge.

What would healthcare look like if we treated this emergency?

Anoop Kumar, MD