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The Bionic Human is Here

Watching I Robot on cable tonight reminded me of how real and non-futuristic the robot bartenders and conscious robot protagonist seemed.

While a few years ago the notion that we are becoming cyborgs was shocking, now I find more acceptance.

Check out this site for a graphic description of the components in progress for the bionic human, including the:

* bionic eye
* bionic ear
* bionic heart, lung, kidney, stomach
* bionic brain

How will holistic health modalities such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine adjust to these developments? How will bionic organs affect the flow of chi and the balance of yin and yang? Will acupuncture points remain the same? Will the theory have to adjust? What will complementary and alternative medicine, and integrative medicine, look like in the age of the cyborg? How will these enhancements affect our emotions and spirit?

So many questions. In the meanwhile, as I have learned, it isn't going to be human versus machine. The near future is the Humachine.
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Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen offers general corporate legal services, litigation consultation, and expertise in health law with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies.

Michael H. Cohen is Principal in Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen and also President of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine (also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society), a forum for exploration of legal, regulatory, ethical, and health policy issues involved in the judicious integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine) and conventional clinical care. The most recent published book by Michael H. Cohen on health care law, regulation, ethics and policy pertaining to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and related fields is Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion. This is the fourth book in a series, following Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives (1998), Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution (2000), and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation (2003).

Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen has also been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S. states.
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