Way To Gain True Health
For those who have done physical checkups before, have you ever had the experience that everything looked good from the reports, but you were still tired and often feeling a bit unwell? That may be the indication of "Mibyou." Because you weren't sick, so nothing abnormal showed in the reports.
Some of you may not be familiar with "Mibyou," but you must have heard of "suboptimal health." They are the same concept, meaning the body is neither healthy nor sick. It refers to a state in between health and illness. In traditional Kampo philosophy, preventive measure is an important concept. It promotes "treating mibyou," which encourages people to keep healthy living habits and prevent illness. We should actively prevent illness from progressing to a more advanced stage if we get sick.
A few ancient works of literature mentioned the importance of treating mibyou, and early care and treatment are critical. It is believed that a good doctor can identify and treat illness when it is still in an early stage. It is also said to be the best time to cure and prevent relapse. However, when the illness has progressed to an advanced stage, it is not easy to be treated.
Ancient works of literature emphasize that an illness can be easily cured early, but it gets more challenging to treat in the advanced stage. Because of that, people should pay more attention to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, for example, eating healthy meals, balancing exercise and rest, and keeping a good mood. Observing any minor changes to monitor our body's health is also helpful. If we notice any signs of unwell, we can take care of it earlier and gain true health.
- * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.