Sebastian S. Smith

Seeking. Asking. Finding. Learning.

INSIGHT

“The Chinese medical system is based primarily on Taoism, which claims that it’s not just your physical well-being that determines your health, but also your behavior toward others. The doctor was part priest, part martial artist, part scholar, and part empirical scientist. But most of all, he was a teacher. And he not only taught you about diet and exercise, but also guided you psychologically and spiritually to become a better person, because that would shape your health. The doctor tried to teach people the best way to live their lives.”

—Dr. David M. Eisenberg, MD