Relationship Between Healing Arts and A World of Artist

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Atiyot Sankaburanurak

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Art has long been paired with human beings. In the pre-historical time,  cavemen began to draw the cave walls using their imaginations of animals or stories, which in everyday life, can still be seen in some natural places or in religious worships. Since then, art has become connected with the nature of this world, everything that surrounds us. It has also become a part of life from birth to death. There is an idea of using art to help in the healing process. In fact, art has played a role in the healing of humans since before the Renaissance period onwards. In addition, in 2,300 BC, there has been a medical treatment record. That medical record is “Huangdi Nei Jing” (皇帝内经), the world’s first medical textbook. In medicine, art is used as a magnifying glass to make it easier for doctors to understand human body systems, and to find a method for further treatment, like “artists” who use art to convey ideas and feelings. Art is like “medicine” for healing the mind. Art plays roles in medicine and towards the artist. This article aims to present the relationship between art and medicine that has existed for a long period of time. Physicians rely on the art of modeling to understand the whole structure of the human body for physical therapy and artists have to rely on the art for communicating their feelings and mental stages as well.

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