> Treating specific disorders to provide relief of symptoms and reduce complications. Chinese Medicine philosophy understands that each organ system has particular functions and when organs are not operating at fullest capacity symptoms develop. Treating the organ addresses the cause of the disharmony which may reduce not only symptoms but the likelihood of their recurrence.
> Maintenance treatment of a long term problem: this is to provide a more comfortable state of health and may reduce the need for medication and surgery.
> Chinese Medicine traditionally was used more so as a form of preventative medicine. An old Chinese proverb says ‘the best doctor treats the problem before it becomes the disease’.