(0) Zero Concept
(0) Zero Concept originated in India as a numeral and symbol for “nothing” or “absence”.
The Zero symbolizes the environment, the absence of difference, the order, the origin, the goal, the optimal condition or the equilibrium, the scale and measure as well as the health were the goal ‘0’ (Zero) of health care is health or absence of need for care.
0 Concept reasoning
50 years ago, American Dental Surgeon, Dr. Daryl Beach DMD initiated a global way of providing mouth care by applying what he called “Zero Concept reasoning” and proprioceptive derivation (pd) which is self-awareness of our own optimal body balance.
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He established the Health Oriented Status & Intervention Index from 0 to 9, where the absence of need for care is the goal, and is represented by the digit 0.
Need for care (intervention) is “–” (minus or unwanted). All interventions or deviations from 0 are assessed and indexed digitally from 0 to 9.
These indexes are conceptually in the minus area. For convenience of use, however, interventions in health care records are indexed from 0 to 9 where 0 denotes collecting information on health status and 9 denotes removable replacement of a body part (Health Oriented Status & Intervention Index).
The idea of combining “0″ as a symbol and “proprioception” as an inborn faculty is utmost striking: both are common to all human beings and therefore have an impact on everyday human life as well.
All human beings share more or less the same core values and the same physiology. If we consider these commonalities as reference and starting point, this way of thinking facilitates mutual discussion on those values.
An ideal common starting point is found in a global symbol: Zero.
Nothing or absence can serve as reference (” +/- 0 “) for reasoning and discussing issues. To start from scratch is to start from zero.
The following examples will help you to better understand how to draw conclusions from zero. Any lack or excess is with reference to 0.
Any interference will result in a modification of zero in a minus direction.
So it is worth asking at the beginning: is a change or modification of a present status indicated or desirable?
There are 2 possible answers:
- If this is a reference, there is no indication for change. This is synonymous with the absence of need of change (e.g.: with the absence of need of stress, with the absence of need of effort, with the absence of need of waste of resources, etc.)
- Yes, there is an indication to change zero reference. In this case, it is logic to stay as close to +/- 0 as possible.
With the help of plus/minus zero, we can draw conclusions on the effect any influence might have on our common values such as peace, non-violence, health and food shortage. The effect is appraised in a 4 point scale of acceptance:
+/- 0 Reference
-2 Needs improvement
-3 Not acceptable
We call this the “zero concept reasoning”.
Please note that global terms are for written and / or spoken communication for technology and specifications. They are not for personal communication.