Is disease always an outside factor in eastern medicine? Home › Forum › Discuss and Talk Alternative Medicine › Is disease always an outside factor in eastern medicine? This topic contains 3 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Z 5 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts 8th August 2017 at 4:00 am #1136 ArifMember Is disease always an outside factor? or is it always internal in eastern medical view of it? I always thought we created our own sickness, but things like infections and stuff are external. 8th August 2017 at 12:00 pm #1137 GaleMember There are various thoughts on it, but some people say that it still is an inside factor, and that the fact there is a gap in the immune system, there is a possibility of infection. So it still starts with internal factors from mindset and so on. 8th August 2017 at 9:40 pm #1138 StevenKaMember Interesting concept. I like the idea of it being an internal factor as it is very empowering, although i can see how people with disabilities will not like that idea. 3rd September 2017 at 3:21 pm #1143 ZKeymaster I would think ultimately it is an inside factor, as any weakness in the body, creates the space for the disease to exist. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.