Oriental Medicine (OM) pre-dates modern western medicine by several thousand years. It has grown and developed into a comprehensive health care system with a continuous history of over 2,300 years.
Today Oriental medicine is widespread and has touched every part of the world. Oriental medicine is the result of generation after generation of doctors and scholars observing both the principles of the natural law of nature, and the different phases of life’s natural cycles: Change, Growth, Balance, and Harmony. Temperature and climate changes such as heat, cold, dampness and dryness were also studied, as well as their affects on both nature and man.
The mind and body share a very powerful connection, even today with all the technologies we have, scientists tell us we only use a very small percentage of our brain. Oriental Medicine has been observing the symbiotic connection between our minds and our emotions for over 2,300 years.
Oriental Medicine is a complex and natural method of medicine. The goal of Oriental medicine is to seek harmony and balance between the mind and body, and also to enable the body’s natural ability to function and regulate itself. Oriental medicine offers a holistic approach to health that emphasizes a person’s health as a unified whole, as opposed to focusing on one particular symptom or disease.Oriental Medicine aims to treat the root cause of the symptoms.
Oriental medicine influences the body in these following ways specific and unique to each individual: