It is because TCM treatments are based upon identifying the individuals' unique pattern that Chinese medicine causes no side effects or other medically induced problems when properly prescribed. Side effects are themselves symptoms of imbalance, and Chinese medicine seeks to bring the entire person back into a pattern of balance and good health. Thus it is treatment based on pattern discrimination which allows the Chinese medical practitioner to choose just the right treatment for each individual patient.
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