Science

Health to me

Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity. Cure, on the other hand, refers to doing something e.g, giving drugs or performing a surgery that alleviates a troublesome condition or disease. Healing does not equal curing. A condition such as hypertension can be cured with a pharmaceutical product without healing the patient. Healing would facilitate changes that reduce stress, improve diet, promote physical activity and increase the person’s sense of community. In doing this, health is improved that may result sometimes in the ability to discontinue a pharmaceutical agent, reducing the need for cure. Cure will fix when able, but ignoring healing, the cure will likely not last forever or give way to another condition or disease.

It is  important to know what sort of condition a patient has, but also important to know what sort of person has a certain condition.

Giovanna De Angelis Terzaki