Oriental medicine allows for more detailed diagnostics, individualizing treatment, finding the driving forces of the pathological process, determining how to carry out treatment, and much more. Western medicine eradicates the effect, not the cause itself. And oriental medicine does not eliminate just the consequences, it restores the disturbed harmony. The principles of oriental medicine consider harmony to be the basis of life, and its violation is a disease. When Western medicine tries to cure a symptom, and then a disease, Eastern medicine focuses directly on harmony, in other words, on the prevention of disease. Also, a plus of oriental medicine is the denial of chemical and synthetic drugs. Herbal medicine or other similar methods are preferred.
Some of the methods of oriental medicine are intended for prophylaxis, prevention of the disease as such. Conventionally, all types of techniques and methods of treatment that oriental medicine uses are divided into the following categories: homeopathy; naturopathy - this area includes the types of influence on the processes occurring in the body in order to start the self-healing mechanism; acupuncture; manual therapy; acupressure; Ayurveda - involving treatment using minerals and products of animal or plant origin; qigong practice - based on correct breathing and used by healers in China, Tibet, India, Vietnam, Japan.
Recently, European medicine is increasingly looking to the East, trying to find answers to many questions there. The largest clinics in Europe and America are increasingly using traditional oriental methods of diagnosis and treatment.