< Back to Talks

Salutogenesis: The Building Blocks of Health

As Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” If we apply this principle to our health, Dr. Terri Oswald explains, that new model is called salutogenesis. Learn why our disease-first approach to health care may not always work—and how you can actually start to generate wellness by shifting to a salutogenic perspective.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

About the Teacher

Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD, the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com), is a holistic physician with 25 years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach to pain and rehabilitation. After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.

See Teacher's Content, Programs, and Courses