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.

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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.