Health Beliefs and Behaviors: Health Promotion/Treatment Concepts

Health beliefs and practices are oriented towards protection of the body.

Flushing

The body is thought to be a vessel or container that collects and eliminates impurities through physiological processes such as sweating, vomiting, expelling gas, or having an appropriate volume of menstrual bleeding.

Heating

Adapts the concept of balanced between “hot” and “cold” to prevent occurrence of illness and disorders.

Protection

Safeguards the body’s boundaries from outside influences such as supernatural and natural forces.