Most of us suffer from several chronic issues that seem entirely unrelated, but in fact stem from the same root cause.

The root of the disease can likely be traced back many years.

This is one of the primary differences between modern Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

TCM will treat the branch (symptoms) along with the root cause of disease whereas modern Western medicine typically focuses treatment entirely on the branch.

— which is under way on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

As an actor with a passion for the history of cinema, this is a red-letter day for me. A tower of power and majesty, standing like a king.

In actual fact, the lens of a camera locked on to a frame of my eyes, focused intently and intensely into a deep, dizzying, almost hallucinogenic expanse of green screen, with only my imagination as fuel to the fire. It is, and will forever be, a childlike act of imagining.

Sixteen months from now that single shot will sit side-by-side with a shot of an icon of the cinema, from the days when film as an art form was still in its infancy.

Feel better: Acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, and herbal medicine were designed and perfected over thousands of years to help you feel better. Traditional Chinese Medicine is the longest enduring, continuously evolving, literate medicine in human history.

Live better: Part of the experience of Chinese Medicine is learning the tools to be a more active participant in your own health. Its methods of treatment, including acupuncture and botanical (herbal) medicine as well as auxiliary methods such as tui na, moxibustion, gua sha, eastern nutrition, and cupping, have been refined over thousands of years and applied to the successful healing of – quite literally – billions of patients.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is perhaps the most tested form of medicine practiced around the world today.

There is a saying in Chinese Medicine: “To treat a disease, find the Root”.