Eastern syndrome acupuncture and herbal prescriptions, Chinese differentiating of diagnoses (Bian-Zheng), the concept of Nature (wysis) in Aristotle’s Physics, the a priori and a posteriori in medicine, randomised and controlled studies on acupuncture, “Evidence-Based Medicine”, transcendental aspects of medicine, human homeodynamics (homeostasis), a New Healing Paradigm: “Medicine of Time”, Occidental roots of Eastern medicine.Background: Most diseases are not clear-cut, mechanical disturbances as Western orthodox medicine presupposes, but varying holistic and individual syndromes as understood by Eastern medicine and as depicted in complex Chinese ideographs. Objective: Analysis, interpretation, and assessment of the main differences between Western and Chinese medicine. Results: Western therapy is not concerned with an integrated analysis of the whole system of the human being but tries instead to combine heterogeneous views of different specialist areas by perceiving human individuals as bodily objects, as an a posteriori in Western philosophical terms. Thus, orthodox medicine increases parameters and data without understanding the human being from the inside, something which becomes possible by applying a Differentiating Syndrome Diagnosis (Chinese: Bian-Zheng). Yet, Immanuel Kant’s statement that "all knowledge is transcendental" is in line with Aristotle’s definition of Nature (wysis) and consistent with the work of famous Western medical authorities of the past like Hippokrates, Paracelsus, Hufeland, Hahnemann and others. Here, the Occidental roots of Eastern medicine can be found. Conclusion: Chinese medicine is the "Medicine of Time", the powerful "New Paradigm of Natural Healing", which has the potential for extending human life expectancy.

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