Explore alternative and conventional medical information side-by-side using our unique East-West viewer TM.

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WEST  Scientific·Clinical


Traditional·Alternative  EAST


The technological breakthroughs of Western Medicine can lead to life-saving results.

The Western approach to health

Scientific and clinical medicine is what many of us around the globe have grown up with: medical doctors, diagnosis, and treatment based on the standards and experience of medical laboratories, clinical trials, and teaching hospitals.

Western medicine is responsible for treating, preventing, or eradicating some of the worst diseases in history, including Smallpox, Polio, and even simple infections (historically one of the biggest killers ever).


The Eastern approach to health

Traditional and alternative medicine includes the medicine practiced in the eastern world for thousands of years and alternative practices like chiropractic and homeopathy. Eastern medicine focuses on treating the body naturally with tools like herbal remedies, yoga, acupuncture, massage and meditation.

From the enhanced mobility gained from yoga practice to the pain-relieving qualities of acupuncture, Eastern-style medicine is gaining wide acceptance in the West.


Eastern Medicine takes many forms from Yoga, to acupuncture, meditation, herbal remedies and more.