Western medicine focuses on defects, how to repair a torn ligament, excise a malignancy, reduce cholesterol or annihilate bacteria. It concentrates single-mindedly on pathology. Chinese medicine is also concerned with relieving pain and reversing disease, but not solely. It also has the capacity to reinforce optimal function by coaxing the kidneys to perform better, by activating the circulation of blood, by encouraging tranquility. Chinese medicine enhances the good in order to constrain the bad. It seeks to recreate a harmonious milieu.