In this paper, Dr. Mariana and Dr. Fernanda present the different scientific paradigms and their relationship with Health Sciences, considering different conceptions of health and health care, and formats of scientific research. In particular, we approach integrative and complementary practices and their potential to comprehend self-consciousness in research, based on an understanding of different medical rationalities, the individualization of health care, and the energetic dimension. Finally, we present both difficulties and potentialities to perform research on complementary and integrative practices, evidencing their approximation to Conscientiological researches, and discuss tools that may help in the study of self-consciousness.
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