honestly, i've tried to study oriental medicine for a long time, and have some really good books on studying ailments through the body (fingernails, eyes, ears, nose, etc) and on macrobiotics as well.
i have a close friend who tried curing colitis through a great oriental doctor, but didn't show much improvement. he has a lot of trouble with cooked vegetables, and the doctor had him on potent mushroom teas, which i think was in effort to strengthen the immune system, but wasn't enough to help him.
what i like so much about Dr. Schulze is he explains that although oriental medicine is great for the people who understand it, for those that don't there is something simpler.
cleaning out the pathways of elimination, building the immune system, proper nutrition, etc.
i was just in the oriental market the other day to buy some miso, and noticed on the top shelf in the cooler a package priced for $169.00. it was a cave swallow bird's nest that they make from their own saliva, yet in oriental medicine is considered very nutritious and good for the health. this is okay if you live in the region, but Dr. Schulze simply says it isn't necessary to go to these great lengths of obtaining these animal products.
all i'm trying to say is, try not to overcomplicate things for yourself. it can get really confusing!