Why Physicians Are Primed to Redefine Human

  1. Physicians spend years studying the human body and its processes so we can help patients. We have a fundamental professional interest in understanding what the human body is made of and how that applies to health, disease, diagnosis, treatment, and healing.

  2. Our patients depend on us to investigate, understand, and integrate scientific knowledge into medical science and clinical practice.

  3. The understanding of the body as an atomic and sub-atomic structure is incomplete and outdated. (By almost 100 years!)

  4. The current consensus in physics is that matter (including the human body) is fundamentally made of fields. Protons, neutrons, and electrons are derived from fields. We make use of fields in medicine to obtain EKG’s (detecting the electrical field of the heart at a distance), obtain EEG’s (detecting the electrical field of the brain), and perform MRI’s (using a magnetic field to align the atoms of the body and create a picture), but we still haven’t integrated the understanding of the human body as a series of interfacing fields into medical education and practice.

  5. Many physicists have speculated further about what exactly fields are, including information and mind.

What does it mean to say that the human body is

  • a series of interfacing fields?

  • made of information?

  • mental?

The potential answers to these questions signal an entirely new way of seeing diagnosis and treatment. Our textbooks need revision. Physicians should be leading the way in exploring and communicating this, because our patients expect it, and because it is our responsibility.

Anoop Kumar, M.D.