In the modern times health is synonymous with the physical or mental faculties relating to various organs and physical as well as psychological functions and the word 'Health' is more emphasized in relation to diseases or malfunctions rather than the natural organic existence of our being. The root cause of considering the question of health in relation to diseases can be traced back to the philosophy of modern medical science. Before getting into the question of health in its primordial and original reality and also in its modern medical explanation let us see how health has been started to be considered as a part of our existence instead of its primary status of a unified wellness comprising various realities of existence. So when we say that health means wellness, health is not necessarily considered as functional.
Disintegration of health from wellness
The tradition of modern medical science has been evolved in conformity with the rise and expansion of industrial society and consequent emergence of inorganic social and economic strata of life and living hood. Until the middle age diseases and physical malfunctions used to be seen as the gross syndrome of incoherence in the functioning of our organisms and its relation to nature. With the rise of production as the driving force behind human living hood and social existence, the division of various social and economic undertakings of people became obvious. The simple enterprise of agriculture started to lose its natural thread and through a wide array of diversification every profession and social behaviors started to become production centric and objective in nature. This dominance of production and profit orientation contributed hugely to the onset of social psychology that is more concerned about the specifications and divisions of expertise and knowledge. The whole body of modern scientific knowledge and study has been founded on this principle of divisions and specifications of expertise and naturally the same philosophy took control of the modern medical science and therapeutic practices. Thus what was total and gross wellness of existence became partial aspects of therapeutic sciences and these aspects as a whole founded the very basis of what is termed as health in the medical vocabulary.
Return to the totality of the concept of wellness
From the last half of the twentieth century various diseases and organic as well as psychic malfunctions started to reach epidemic proportion and encompassed millions of individuals all around the world. Diseases like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, liver and metabolic disorders, psychophysical malfunctions like hypertension, psychic disorders like depression, stress, paranoia, nervous disorders, insomnia etc., have become widespread throughout the world. Many of these diseases are declared as permanently non-curable by the allopathic tradition of the modern medical science, because most of these diseases are direct consequence of the harmful disharmony and incoherent living factors of our life style and can only be prevented successfully by curbing these life style effects. When the modern medical science is helpless in regard to finding permanent cure for these diseases, the basic proposition to limit these diseases from taking root in the innermost recesses of our life is to build up the habits and healthy practices that can successfully combat these diseases. When we say health is wellness, we actually appeal to the people to return to this concept of total wellness.
The practical implications of the wellness procedures
Obesity as the most common life style threat poses serious health complications for millions of individuals all over the globe. Obesity can only be cured through regularly and persistently following natural wellness techniques like dietary or nutritional therapy, physical exercise, natural medications like yoga and meditation etc. Similarly diabetes can only be treated through dietary restrictions and nutritional treatment along with natural herbal medication that prompts pancreas to regularize in producing insulin. Other important diseases those are directly have consequential effects from our life style habits are likely to be treated only by natural wellness procedures. A majority of these diseases like liver disorders, arthritis, kidney stone, nervous problems can only be conclusively cured through regular dietary habits, physical exercise and herbal or other natural treatments.
When viewed from the perspective of natural curative procedures invariably health means wellness in complete contrast to the modern medical science of allopathic tradition that believes in a fractional view of the diseases and their treatments.