theories of disease causation

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supernatural theories

disease is caused by good or evil (God v. Satan)

miasmic theory

illnesses caused by bad smelling odors, obnoxious, foul odors

humoral theory

health is regulated by four fluids of the body; when balanced, healthy

magnetic theory

distribution of the minerals in the body, people get sick; magnetic fields restore balance

christian science theories

reality only exists in the mind; only sick if your mind thinks you're sick

psychogenic theory

some people are inablely stronger; some are weaker; psychological; those who are weaker are more susceptible to disease

subluxation theory

chiropractic; pressure on spinal nerves that causes the manifestation of disease; remove pressure, illness goes away

germ theory

idea that certain microbes might cause specific infectious diseases

stress theory

upsets homeostasis; depends on type and length of stress

ecologic theory

similar to ecological model

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