American Journal of
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Anthropogenic Medicine

Are Thoresen DVM


Human intention can positively or negatively impact the outcome of experimental results and therapeutic interventions. A new field of study on the therapeutic effects of the practitioner on the patient is referred to as anthropogenic medicine. The origin of anthropogenic therapies is suspected to involve the human intention which may be transmitted from mirror neurons in the brain to the electromagnetic field surrounding each human body. The focus and intent of the TCVM practitioner may be the two most important factors in the effectiveness of an acupuncture treatment and two different practitioners may get different results from treating the same acupuncture points. Learning to focus attention and intention to different parts of the body while treating a patient may improve diagnostic skills and results of treatment. Further studies in this new frontier of medicine are warranted.

Thoresen A. Anthropogenic medicine. Am J Trad Chin Vet Med 2008; 3(1):5-8

Anthropogenic Medicine

Are Thoresen DVM

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