Emotional well-being, longevity, and preventive care are central to Chinese Medicine. Preventing disease is considered more important and more effective than treating disease. There are certain techniques in Chinese Medicine which reduce the likeliness of genetic predispositions manifesting, empower the human body to prevent disease, and slow the aging process.
Integral to preventing disease are maintaining emotional balance, achieving good quality and quantity of sleep, and other lifestyle habits, including good nutrition and healthful eating habits, exercise, herbal treatments, Qi Gong, and regular acupuncture and massage. While this requires an active effort on the part of the client, acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used successfully for centuries to regulate sleep, treat depression and anxiety, and strengthen the constitution.