Complex Systems

Bridging Complexity and Ecology: An Outline of Health Ecology Download PDF

Vladimir Dimitrov
School of Social Ecology and Lifelong Learning,
University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Campus,
Locked Bag 1797, South Penrith DC, NSW 1797, Australia


Theoretical discoveries and practical insights of complexity science lead to a new understanding of health as a vital characteristic of the all-embracing web of life. The new concept of health ecology developed in this paper reveals delusions in the medical model of health currently used, and illuminates a way to health by continuously strengthening the self-healing capacity of nature and humans.