What is Health? Some Words to Live By


At Atma, we talk about whole-person, optimal health. Here are some inspiring words that illustrate some of what informs our care and our clinic:


“I have always believed that the primary function of doctors should be to teach people how not to get sick in the first place. The word 'doctor' comes from the Latin word for 'teacher.' Teaching prevention should be primary; treatment of existing disease, secondary.” ~ Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing


"A woman’s health is her capital." ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar


“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” ~ Harry J. Johnson


“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha