The mode of actions of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine are completely different. Chinese Medicine treatment methods are mostly natural and non-invasive. During a consultation session, you will find that a Chinese Medicine practitioner rely very little on modern technologies in making a diagnosis. The treatment approach is not interventive in nature, but rather focusing on encourage the body to heal itself. Natural Chinese herbs instead of synthetic pharmaceuticals are prescribed.
Chinese medicine treatment is a proven effective complement to conventional Western medication. Take the example of eczema. Instead of focusing on stopping the itch or drying the weeping rash, the Chinese Medicine idea is that the condition is caused by a few patterns of internal disharmonies. Subject to their lifestyle, diet and emotional state, individuals are prone to developing certain patterns. As such a Chinese Medicine practitioner will prescribe different Chinese herbal formula and acupuncture therapies to different patients who comes to the clinic with eczema.