The purpose of Eastern medicine is to nurture and protect human life by preserving the conditions in which it thrives. In this system, each of us exists not only as an individual but as an integral part of a much larger ecosystem. The balance of forces within us (Yin-Yang, Heat-Cold, Blood-Ki) determines our internal climate, manifesting conditions of health or disease.
Eastern medicine embraces the logic that the best remedy for calamity is to avert it-the best cure for sickness is prevention. Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one already feels thirsty.
By the very nature of Eastern medicine, diseases and conditions are improved while simultaneously cultivating a state of well being.