The Four Humours
Do our insides really match our outsides?
The 5 W's of the 4 H's
Who: Greek physicians, Greek Philosophers Galen and Hippocrates.
What: The Four Humours
When: 18th century
Where: Greece and Rome
Why: Alternate way of curing diseases before the introduction of synthetic drugs and major surguries. Created to explain why the human body develops diseases and how to cure them.
The Perfect Balance
According to the Greek philosophers who invented the concept of the Four Humours, health was defined as a perfect balance between the four; disease could be caused by one simple inbalance.
Although this idea died out with the introduction of modern scientific medicine, it is still practiced by those who believe in Naturopathy; a system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs, but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc. to assist in the natural healing proccess.