health concept in the Far East suggests that the human body can
heal itself as long as natural life forces (Jap. ="KI",
chi. ="QI") freely and naturally flows throughout its
organs & tissues. Lack of harmony between man and nature ("TAO"),
especially in modern times is commonly damaging this flow and
decreasing the ability of our body to function and metabolize.
This is the basic cause for the creation of disease & degeneration.
The goal of traditional oriental therapy is to diagnose blockages
in energy flow, eliminate them, restore body functional abilities
and help to promote (maintain) them.
the healer must also educate his/her patients about the source
of their sickness and suffering and teach them how to correct
their ways in accordance with the nature of their body. Means,
there is also an educational factor in which the healer helps
to improve the person behind the sickness, and not just the sickness!
Healing was done by experts who had spiritual and professional
authority over the population.
opposed to modern medicine which is mostly logic & technical,
ancient oriental medicine (like most ancient natural medicine
throughout the world) was mostly based on religious & spiritual
belief, such as: Taoism, Buddhism, ZEN, Shamanism etc.
Chinese and Japanese medicines are based mainly upon Taoism and
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