A key component of Chinese Medicine is health maintenance and disease prevention. To this end, simple lifestyle changes can have dramatic effects on both health and disease progression. These include environmental influences, occupation, behaviour and emotional issues, recreation, and relationships. Treatments need to address the factors which might be exacerbating a condition and suggestions for change can be given to aid recovery. Qi Gong exercises can also be suggested to help regain strength, aid relaxation and increase mobility and flexibility.