Your body is not haphazardly put together. It’s not a random assortment of tissues and systems that don’t impact one another. It’s much more intelligent and sophisticated than that.Every tissue, vessel, and cell in your body is codependent and interconnected. An imbalance or issue with one part impacts the whole network.
Chinese medicine has survived for thousands of years because it has found many of these connections and uses them in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of ailments, disorders, and diseases.
In essence, the body’s interconnectedness is the core principle of Chinese medicine. As such, healing and caring for the human body is based on holistic approaches that address the body as a whole not just a single part.
Only in the past century have we in the West become more acquainted with Chinese medicine. And as our knowledge continues growing, it becomes more and more clear that theprinciples of Western medicine and Chinese medicine complement one another.
Whereas Western medicine focuses on symptoms, and not causes, of diseases and ailments as well as on isolating care and attention on the body part in question, Chinese medicine considers the body as a whole unit when addressing particular diseases or ailments.