Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots.
In all those ancient societies their Apothecary, yet not as technologically advanced their knowledge for Wellness still far surpass what we currently understand today.
In 19th-century Europe and the United States, a variety of intellectual, religious and medical movements developed in parallel with conventional medicine. Their focus on holistic and natural approaches, self-healing and preventive care, these movements have provided a firm foundation for wellness today.
Wellness-focused and holistic modalities have gained more visibility since the 1960s/1970s. Under the writings and thought leadership of an informal network of US physicians and thinkers (such as Halbert Dunn). The “father of the wellness movement”.