The Point Of Healing
We believe the gain and maintenance of optimal health comes from the active management of stress, whilst supporting and feeding the mind, emotional well-being and body with proper diet, exercise and the effective treatment of pain, illness or injury. This relationship we have with our health, should be an ongoing journey in the pursuit of achieving optimal well-being and happiness.
What inspired The Point of Healing?
"To cure disease is like waiting until one is thirsty before digging a well "Li Shizhen
Li Shizhen was a doctor from the Ming Dynasty, who promoted a concept from which the intensions and inspiration of The Point of Healing were founded. He worked as a subordinate medical officer, which in those days, was a rather high ranking role. He was an ardent advocate of Neo-Confucianism, and passionately promoted the concept of happy and healthy living through study, self-awareness, morality, personal behaviour, meditation and introspection. Through his work, Li Shizhen redefined the role of the doctor in the overall health of the patient to be something more than just a person to visit when things went wrong.
"The doctor would be paid as long as the patient was healthy"Li Shizhen
And so, through his work, doctors of that day played a more integral role in the healing and maintenance of health of the people they looked after, giving them a more in depth, rounded service.