A healthy body is balanced at the physical, emotional and mental levels. A state where qi flows harmoniously and you are magnetically aligned.
When all your bodily systems work as they should, may it be your disgetive, glandular, nervous, etc, your body has the innate consciousness to do everything that is needed to keep it in excellent health.
Nowadays these are the rare and lucky souls.
Your body would know exactly what it needs and detox most the toxicity that enters it.
I really just want to talk about health and not dis-ease. But for many, it is important to have a practical understanding of how the body works, how to simply bring back balance to imbalances so that you can regain good health and even radiant health, and to maintain it for life.
There are different levels of using herbs, and healing, in general to improve your state regardless of where you think you are at in the health spectrum.
Those who are in the know, like the Taoists of old, do not wait until their body starts to break down before they get into the herbs, they take it while they are healthy so they can become even healthier and to remain healthy for life.
For some people the above idea requires some mental adjustments because we were falsely told that you use herbs when you do not feel well or when you are sick.
Herbs are very helpful this way too, but not used as an expression of their maximum potential.