Oriental medicine is the oldest, professional, and continually practiced literate medicine in the world. This system's written literature stretches back almost 2,500 years. Currently one fourth of the world's population makes use of it. Modern Western medicine and traditional Oriental medicine are the two dominant medical systems in the world today. They complement each other in many ways and can be effectively integrated.
Oriental medicine works by reestablishing balance and harmony within the body. This balance comes about by proper diagnosing of what is out of balance. This is done through a thorough examination including observation of one's face, tongue, body limbs, and overall body, questioning of signs and symptoms, listening for signs and symptoms, and palpating areas of the body including the pulse. The practitioner assembles the gathered information and determines the patterns of disharmony. The patient may have excesses or deficiencies, heat or cold, and dampness or dryness affecting the body's balance. The imbalance may be more interior or exterior, affecting specific or combined organs, or involving blood, body fluids, and overall energy. With this information the practitioner formulates a diagnosis and then a treatment plan that will help regain the balance and harmony. The treatment of the imbalances can be done through a number of modalities. Most of the modalities are used in combination and some are often used as standalone modalities. You will find a discussion of those modalities in this website.
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