What is the primary difference between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine?

Possibly the best description about the difference between western medicine and TCM is this from Harriet Beinfield, co author of Between Heaven and Earth:

“Western Doctors are hunters, they identify and isolate sickness, and take it out. Chinese Doctors are gardeners – they nurture the body and help it thrive.”
 

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