Conscience and Consciousness: a definition

J Med Life2014 Mar 15; 7(1): 104–108.

Prof. George Vithoulkas *, Muresanu DF**
*International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Alonissos, Greece
** “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Neurosciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Correspondence to: George Vithoulkas, Professor of Homeopathic Medicine
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Alonissos, Northern Sporades, 37005, Greece

Received: October 14th, 2013 – Accepted: January 6th, 2014


While consciousness has been examined extensively in its different aspects, like in philosophy, psychiatry, neurophysiology, neuroplasticity, etc., conscience though it is an equally important aspect of the human existence, which remains an unknown to a great degree as an almost transcendental aspect of the human mind. It has not been examined as thoroughly as consciousness and largely remains a “terra incognita” for its neurophysiology, brain topography, etc. Conscience and consciousness are part of a system of information that governs our experience and decision-making process. The intent of this paper is to define these terms, to discuss consciousness from both neurological and quantum physics point of view, the relationship between the dynamics of consciousness and neuroplasticity and to highlight the relationship between conscience, stress and health.

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About Author

Prof. George Vithoulkas is a Greek teacher and practitioner of homeopathy. He studied homeopathy in South Africa and received a diploma in homeopathy from the Indian Institute of Homeopathy in 1966. Upon receiving his diploma, he returned to Greece where he practiced and began teaching classical homeopathy to a small group of medical doctors.

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