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March 31, 2014

What does it mean to be healthy? How do we define healing? What is the difference between the two?


The World Health Organization took the traditional definition of health — the absence of physical or psychological pain — one step further and said it is complete physical, mental and social well-being. Healing, meanwhile, literally means to make whole.


Much of modern medicine is focused on defining and alleviating symptoms in both the physical and emotional senses. We take drugs to make us feel better, but not to heal us. In a world that makes so many demands on our time, and requires our full focus, alleviating symptoms so we can still function is sometimes necessary, but if we want to heal what ails us, pharmaceuticals can’t do it.


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