Three things beginning with wind, say the experts, In excess or lacking cause disease. The body needs no drugs if what is eaten Is digested before the next meal. Once digested, eat with moderation. That prolongs the life of one embodied. Assured of digestion and real hunger, Eat with care what is agreeable. No harm to life if what is eaten Does not include disagreeable food. As pleasure dwells with a moderate eater, So is disease with a voracious glutton. Unlimited eating beyond one’s measure Leads to unlimited number of ills. Diagnose the illness, trace its cause, Seek the proper remedy and apply it with skill. A doctor should have the measure of the patient, Disease and its stage, and treat. Any treatment involves these four orders: The patient, doctor, medicine and the nurse.