This article briefly outlines the AQAL model and describes the application of the model to family practice—specifically an Integral look at depression and anxiety. Larry discusses major problems facing the Western medical model, particularly gross and subtle reductionism and the mind-body split. He also offers an AQAL perspective on clinical examples from family practice and then apply the AQAL model to the transformation of the physician.
The second part, Diagnostics in Integral Medicine, outlines an Integral approach to family practice and discusses Integral Medicine Diagnostics — a “how-to” manual for integrally aware family practitioners. Although a truly comprehensive practice is impossible for one individual, becoming an integrally aware practitioner is something that we would all do well to strive toward.