Targeted, customized measures taken in order to balance the body and mind.

For example: someone with bronchitis because of an excess of water would take food and herbs to heat and dry the body and avoid cold and damp places. This reasoning applies to every possible illness situation.

Without humoral treatment other treatments often fail. This is one reason why modern medicine fails to heal, in most cases.

For example: arthritis is usually caused by an excess of earth that is: the person is too cold and dry. However, modern medicine in an effort to stop the symptoms and pain provides medications to treat arthritis that have the property of cooling and drying. That is, while their medications stop the symptoms for a period of time they exacerbate the root cause therefore the symptoms return and the person gets more and more ill.