Since the start of 21st century the focus of medical treatment is changing from curative to the preventive medicine and now functional recovery and quality of life are the outcome of curative medicine. These new outcomes of modern medicine can be achieved through adopting the strategies that enhance wellness of patient. The methods of enhancing wellness are in practice since centuries and their effectiveness has been handed down through word of mouth and tradition. They continue to evolve and were first documented in 1970s, by Canyon Ranch1, as a strategy to improve health through the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Its aim is to encourage individuals to choose and practice a way of living that help them live longer without a significant burden of disease.
Rahman, Raza ur
"Science of lifestyle; strategies for change,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss3/1