Daniel Weber (PhD MSc) is a pioneer in complementary oncology, accomplished international lecturer, author and CEO of Panaxea Medicine. Daniel holds the Vice-Chairmanship in Oncology for the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Daniel has a BA in Acupuncture, a post-graduate diploma both in Somatic Psychotherapy and in Adult Education, a MSc in Chinese herbal medicine, a PhD in traditional Chinese medicine, and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Health Science at Charles Sturt University in complementary oncology. He has been in private practice in Sydney, Australia since 1977.
“Your health is determined not only by your genes, after all, but also by your environment” (Tsou, cited in Mitchell, 2009, p. 34) as the living, suffering patient resides within the context of his/her life.
The patient is not a trial or a research project but a complex of personal, social experiences that comes to the clinic with a variety of co-morbitities. Orr (2009, p. 34), in The New York Review of Books, declares that “science is the defining intellectual enterprise of our age” but the difficulty is in how science is defined. In medicine it ranges from the narrow and restrictive approach in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to the more loosely constructed empirical science of traditional medicine (TM). TM is a clinical and empirical medicine that has evolved over millennia. (more…)