Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. With modern technology, people have developed medicines and practices that allow us to have longer, more fruitful lives. However, despite big advances of modern medicine in fields such as emergency care, surgery, and vaccination, it remains a segregated science. Physicians in the most specific fields of cardiology, neurology, urology, and dermatology, etc. concentrate on diseases of only the particular organs that are within their specializations. Doctors know what organs are failing, but they don't know why. Little is done to search for the initial causes of diseases.
When we treat symptoms, not the root of the disease, a fundamental law of medicine is ignored. Our organism is able to live and operate only because of the indisputable connection and interaction of ALL organs. Therefore, the most valuable part of any holistic, non-traditional medicine is not only prevention and early diagnosis of disease. Finding and treating 'The Root Cause of the Disease' is the essential principle of medical teachings of antiquity that holistic practitioners try to follow.
That is exactly the reason why the so-called “non-traditional medicine” attracts so many people, including western doctors.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of such holistic, non-traditional medical approaches. Here in the United States, TCM is known through acupuncture and medicinal herbology.