Dr. Oz believes that "alternative medicine, at least as I envision it, is a very different way of thinking about the role of health in your life. Health is a sacred process. You are emotionally connected to the people around you; you live in relationships that are healthy for you. Food is not just something you pull off a shelf—it has a life force to it." Whereas conventional medicine identifies ailments and attempts to fix them, he says, this alternative mindset seeks to prevent ill health from arising. Oz believes the greatest medical advances of the next decade will come from manipulating the body's flow of energy, as Chinese practices such as acupuncture seem to do.