Western medicine bases its treatments on an analysis of the type of disease and its stage of progress. Even the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment methods, however, do not address the true origin and cause of disease.
At every moment the body’s resources are being consumed just to maintain a basic level of functioning. Just being alive puts demands on the body, and these demands slowly drain the body of its strength and vitality over the course of one’s lifetime.
In Eastern medicine, disease is understood as the accumulation of the effects of one’s daily life. These effects start to accumulate the moment life begins, which means even before birth, when one is just a fetus in the womb.
Staying healthy is not just a matter of having a disease diagnosed early enough so that one can get the right medicine to treat it. If just being alive is the real cause of disease, then the only way to maintain one’s health and treat disease is to live properly and pay attention to one’s lifestyle. This is true health care, and this is why Eastern medicine places so much importance on such things as proper breathing, sleep, and diet.
Now that you have been introduced to this approach to health care, you can begin to address some of your own health concerns starting today.