This approach to health care sees the therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient as a partnership with shared responsibilities for the outcome. Often the clue for the direction of treatment lies within the patient rather than with the doctor. This method is used to facilitate the exposure of what is perhaps already known by the patient on some level, but which has been therefore denied to consciousness. This is in contrast to the traditional western approach where the patient has the pain, the fear, the illness, and the QUESTION while the doctor has the ANSWER. This alternate method suggests that often the patient has the QUESTION, etc. and the ANSWER! The doctor functions more as a facilitator, teacher, partner and friend. He has the method by which the patient can gain access to that which is already inside himself but resides on some level where it remains hidden and as yet unusable.