"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity," as defined by the World Health Organization in its 1946 charter. Sages in the Yellow Emperor era of ancient China proclaimed, “The best doctors cure the non-sick.”
Yet modern health care system is generally focused to bring people out of sickness. Indeed, to bring people out of sickness is already such a daunting task. However, in today’s stage of human development and consciousness, we should and we are able to address the issue of “curing the non-sick.”
In the United States, the Positive Health concept emerged in the early 2000s as spearheaded by the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It proposes an innovative approach to health and wellbeing; it starts and works with the positive or good aspects of the human person, and builds on those positive attributes to help achieve and maintain good health. It is a multidisciplinary approach integrating medicine, psychology, sports science, public health, and anthropology, etc. to examine what it means to be healthy, above and beyond the absence of diseases.
Medical and health experts from China and other countries are in the process of creating alternative systems of “Curing the non-sick,” combing modern medical sciences and wisdom and techniques from traditional medicines. HHO works with international experts in this field in building positive health systems to uplift the health and wellbeing of people, in different age and social groups.