While our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic disease the system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, trauma or illness that is of short duration. Physicians apply specific treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem. This approach lacks the proper methodology for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. Also there is a huge gap between research and the average doctor’s practice. Many physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes that affect their patients.