Eastern Medicine vs. Western Medicine

Written by Patricia Zimmerman

Eastern medicine began in China over five thousand years ago and is still practiced today. It focuses on preventative health and natural healing. Western medicine traces its roots back to ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians, but it began to take form as we know it today during the 19th century. 

Eastern medicine takes into consideration the bigger picture—the mind, body, and spirit. Natural herbal remedies, aromatherapy, breath work, movement exercises, and universal life energy are used to promote life and healing. These remedies work to strengthen the body’s own defenses and help to restore balance to fight dis-ease. The more out of balance your body is, the slower the results. After all, it took time to create the dis-ease. The more ready someone is for change, the faster the healing. 

Western medicine works to heal the injured body part and uses prescription drugs containing chemicals or unnatural substances to treat an illness. These drugs alter the brain chemistry, hormones, or mentality. They appear to work because they trick the brain into thinking something other than what we are experiencing. The brain does not send communication to the nerves, thus creating the feeling that everything is fine when it may not be. 

When the body is in crisis and incapable of overcoming dis-ease on its own, the Western method can be lifesaving and the best alternative. To maintain health and well-being, prevent dis-ease, enhance regeneration, and support the natural flow of energy to maintain health and well-being, the Eastern method has much to offer.

The best time to incorporate a form of whole-istic healing is before symptoms settle into the physical body. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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Patricia Zimmerman is a published author, writing books on true healing and how to achieve it. She began working as a healing practitioner in 2003 and is founder of White Dove Circle of Light and Love, a unique, one-of-a-kind wellness center where one can find true healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Located in Springboro, White Dove Circle is a leader in the holistic field offering a wide variety of services and products to heal naturally. White Dove Circle offers classes, workshops, and retreats for self-improvement and self-empowerment; movement classes; life coaching; massage; meditation; and more.