Chinese medicine is practised differently from the Western medicine because the medical concepts underlying it are based on a holistic approach to the treatment of the human body.
For example, if one organ or meridian is malfunctioning it will give a series of symptoms. Therefore, treatment of the one organ or meridian will affect the whole, producing inner balance and an harmonious environment.
This concept is also reffered to as the Yin & Yang balancing. This is the explanation of how one acupoint can be used to treat many symptoms cuased by different illnesses. It causes the endocrine response to perform homeostasis in the body which brings about positive results.