The five fundamental principles of our system are:

1. An understanding of the biochemical individuality of each person, based on the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness

2. A patient-centered rather than a disease centered approach to treatment

3. Familiarity with the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors and the need to achieve a dynamic balance among the internal and external body, mind, and spirit

4. Identification of health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease – emphasising factors that encourage the enhancement of a vigorous physiology

5. Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance the ‘health span’, not just the life span, of each patient