To treat any chronic disease, it is necessary to explore the root cause. That is the only way to address the real problem. Focusing on symptoms is a temporary solution of sorts.
This is why health is in itself a positive state. It cannot simply be defined as an absence of disease.
Consider a situation where you have back pain. You apply a balm over it. It produces a cooling effect and your pain reduces. Next time it happens, you take a painkiller tablet.
The same parallel can be drawn with other medical conditions. This does not mean that the use of medications can be skipped completely. They are a necessary part of the treatment. However, they should not be the only component of your road to recovery.