Conventional Western medicine has its place and efficacy, but generally focuses on localized symptoms and problems, while East Asian Medicine allows us to view the same problems and the greater imbalance and conditions in relation to the whole body and its complex array of interacting systems. Moreover many pharmaceuticals are heavily processed with bleaches and dies which pollute our bodies and build-up to toxic levels in our water table. Acupuncture promotes the natural healing capacity of body. East Asian Medicines in general have proven effective for clinical use for thousands of years and it is a preferred treatment for many types of illness.