This is a sophisticated form of medicine that is comprised of many systematic techniques and methods, including acupuncture, oriental medicine, acupressure, qi gong, andĀ orientalĀ massage. The most striking characteristic of oriental medicine is its emphasis on diagnosing disturbances of qi, or vital energy, in health and disease. Diagnosis in oriental medicine involves the classical procedures of observation, listening, questioning, and palpation, including feeling pulse quality and sensitivity of body parts.