1.3 – 1.4 Cure and Treatment

Generally, the patient understands cure as a relief of symptoms. That is his end point, the target he is aiming at. But one can say with reasonable accuracy that cure is not just relief of symptoms but the return of the lost balance and harmony.

1.2 What is Health?

If disease is essentially about the disturbance of equilibrium, then health can be defined as a state of equilibrium. But this equilibrium by its very nature cannot be static. The human body is constantly in a state of flux both within and without.

1.1 What is Illness

Disease is not just an absence of physical or even mental signs and symptoms but a state of disorder and disharmony, a state of imbalance if we like, that can manifest at any of the levels of our being—physical, psychological, social.