Many are beginning to see the preventative and healing power of ancient practices that originated in the East, such as yoga, acupuncture, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and chinese herbology.
Others are turning to Eastern medicine as a last resort, when modern doctors can no longer provide an answer or a prescription.
At the heart of many of these practices are the concept that life and medicine are one. The human body is viewed as an ecosystem and treated as a whole instead of in parts. Healing is approached through harmony of body, mind, and spirit.
Many doctors and acupuncturists are beginning to blend the best of what Eastern and Western medicine has to offer, allowing the two powerful traditions to merge into one.
The infographic below highlights the many distinctions between the two approaches.