The term Oriental Medicine refers to Chinese Medicine as well as healing arts as practiced in Korea, Japan, and other East Asian countries. These include a wide array of modalities which all rely upon a common understanding of human physiology and its relationship with the natural world. Over thousands of years ancient cultures have patiently observed patterns and cycles which occur in nature and how they impact the emotional, spiritual and physical state of living beings. By becoming familiar with these patterns and qualities one can discern a pattern of imbalance within the energy pathways in the body (meridians) or in the deeper organs systems and thereby use any of the various modalities at hand to restore functionality and balance to the person. The body has a series of meridians throughout it as well as many channels and connections which integrate the bodies organs and tissues as well as sense organs and the world around us. It is the recognition and understanding of this which forms the foundation of Oriental Medicine.