Diagnostic Techniques

The development of Chinese diagnosis through many dynasties resulted in a very sophisticated system 
of correspondences between outward signs and the Internal organs. The four diagnostic methods -observation, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring and palpation -are applied to examining a patient to understand the pathological conditions. Then can determine the causative factors and the nature of the disease, providing the  basis for treatment. Correspondent prescription of herbs and acupuncture points are selected for the treatment.
The most important aspect of Chinese medicine diagnosis is to find the nature of disease and the root cause and accordingly the treatment plan, not treating the symptoms.

The most important aspect of Chinese medicine diagnosis is to find the nature of disease and the root cause and accordingly the treatment plan, not treating the symptoms.

Feel the Pulse

Pulse Diagnosis

The pulse diagnosis is used to understand the function and state of different organs and its functions are felt on three positions of both hands. It is a unique diagnostic method of Chinese medicine. All ancient doctors paid great attention to it. So many variety of conditions can be detected, such as onset of colds, stress-induced gastritis, weak immune system, and hormone imbalance.

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Tongue Diagnosis

Observation of the tongue is based on the tongue body colour the body shape, the coating and moisture. Various state of the tongue reflect the state of the internal organs. The changes on the tongue reflect inner visceral changes.

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Auricular Diagnosis

The whole body is reflected on the ear. For example, headache, back injury, sciatica, stomach ulcer, liver issues are visible on the ear, even tinnitus. 

Auricular diagnosis method by Dr. Li-Chun Huang is applied in my clinic.

( The auricular diagram courtesy of ‘Auricular Diagnosis, Dr. Lu-Chun Huang)