When we think about Chinese Medicine we think about nature, how does it flow, form and change? We then apply these principles of observation to the human body and treat according to the imbalances we see based on our knowledge of the way things ‘should’ be. We are always searching for the existence of a block in this natural flow. We then look for the cause of this block. Is it substantial (blood, phlegm, fluids) or non-substantial (Qi, spirit)?
Looking at the body as an whole is a vital component of Chinese Medicine. In ancient times people did not consider themselves as separate from their environment and therefore considered all things to be connected in a very natural way. Incorporating all the various environmental factors we can see how the body functions and adjust it if or when it becomes unbalanced.