Q:Does acupuncture prevent disease? TCM treats patterns as well as your main complaint at the moment. When your body is in harmony (homeostasis) it is easier for your body to repair any damage from injury, detox properly, digest food and eliminate waste properly. The goal of acupuncture and herbs is to restore your body to harmony so that it can perform all functions effectively. So from that prespective, yes it can assist in the prevention of disease. Of couse, diet, exercise, good hygiene, taking time for relaxation and spiritual renewal are of critical importance too as these are part of the whole.