Oriental Medicine works by reestablishing balance and harmony within the body. This balance is reestablished by supporting the body’s healthy energy and releasing any unhealthy energy. This system of medicine looks at the body and mind as a whole. An Oriental Medical Practitioner may also look at surroundings, environmental influences, and other external factors that may contribute to balance or unbalance in the body.
This balance is reestablished by cooling the body if it is too hot or heating the body if it is too cold. If the body is too wet, drying it out, or if it is too dry, moistening it. If something is too much, lessening it, and if something is too little building it up. If something is stuck, trying to move it and if something is flowing inappropriately, trying to make it flow in the right direction.