Wellness – It’s NOT That Hard!
Most people when asked what they think ‘health and wellness’ is – would tend to say that it is ‘the absence of disease and disability’. The ‘treatment paradigm’ that is our medical system, assumes a somewhat mechanical view of illness and the body it occurs in. It also assumes that something has to have ‘gone wrong’ before anything can be acted upon.
Illness is thus seen simply as a ‘fault in the machine’, and the machine-body continues to be regarded as something that functions autonomously. The medical model is enticing because it is generally succinct, tangible, easily understandable and in accordance with a scientific method which relies primarily on objective and measurable observation.