homeodynamics

homeodynamics

 [ho″me-o-di-nam´iks]
a way of viewing human beings, postulated by Martha E. rogers. Changes in the life process of human beings are irreversible, nonrepeatable, rhythmical in nature, and evidence growing complexity of pattern and organization. Change proceeds by continuous patterning of the human and environmental energy fields in the form of resonating waves and reflects the continuous interaction between the two at any given point in space-time.

homeodynamics

(hō″mē-ō-dī-năm′ĭks)
Three principles proposed by nursing theorist, Martha Rogers, which suggest that human nature is dynamic, ever-changing, and holistic. Rogers calls the homeodynamic principles “helicy, ” “resonancy, ” and ”integrality.” She asserts that human beings are an integral part of their environment rather than creatures that merely adapt to their environment. Nursing assessment should therefore focus on a person's experiences, expressions, and perceptions, rather than on his or her coping mechanisms, modes of adaptation, or reactions to illness.
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Homeodynamics are the principles that encompass changes in the human energy field, between other human energy fields, with the environment, and the patterns that emerge from such interactions (Fawcett, n.d., pp.
Homeodynamics, the body's innate regulation, is an orchestration of the entire body in concert with a multi-faceted environment.
Trougakos, "Cross talk of proteostasis and mitostasis in cellular homeodynamics, ageing, and disease," Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol.
This author has proposed the biofield as nature's original "wireless" communication system, in which the field is complex and dynamic, like a moving hologram, conveying information throughout the organism and the central regulator of homeodynamics, the steady state behavior that changes as the organism integrates new information.
From the physiological point of view the metabolism of carbohydrates, specially glucose, is vital for male reproductive health, so the maintenance of testicular glucose metabolism homeodynamics is of particular relevance; otherwise spermatogenesis is arrested [18, 19].
Rattan, "Establishing cellular stress response profiles as biomarkers of homeodynamics, health and hormesis," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
Fukada, "[Cl.sup.-] homeodynamics in gap junction-coupled astrocytic networks on activation of GABAergic synapses," The Journal of Physiology, vol.
Order and complexity in dynamical systems: homeodynamics as a generalized mechanics for biology.
Using Rogers' SUHB conceptual framework principles of homeodynamics, which are resonancy, helicy, and integrality was the means to identify and synthesize the discovery of the four manifestations (Rogers, 1970, 1990, 1992).
The proteostasis network (PN) is an assembly of distinct dynamic molecular pathways that control the functionality of the proteome (proteome homeodynamics) during protein synthesis, folding, trafficking, and degradation.
In his book Relief at Last!, Miller wrote the "body has a marvelously complex and comprehensive network of immunologic and biochemical tools for maintaining stability to defend itself from many conditions and substances such as allergens." (6) Therefore, as with other disease allergic responses represent instances where an external agent has thrown the internal mechanisms that maintain health out of balance; that is, an allergen disrupts homeodynamics.
The principles of homeodynamics evolved from reciprocy, synchrony, helicy, and resonancy (Rogers, 1970) to helicy, resonancy, and complementarity (Rogers, 1980a) to helicy, resonancy, and integrality (Rogers, 1986).