Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the observations of random cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment.
There are books on Oriental medicine, plenty of them over the years. They are useful guideposts, and help give us an orientation with which to understand not only illness, but health. As for methods, perspectives and other’s experiences, we have a vast treasury of printed materials on such topics. Still, while there is guidance, there is no medicine to be found in books.
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