TCM diagnostic methods

TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

What are the four diagnostic methods?

There are four diagnostic methods; namely: inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring, and palpation.

What is pulse diagnosis?

The Chinese pulse examination is a major diagnostic tool in establishing the condition of the “Meridians” or pathways of Qi within your body.

The location for feeling the pulse is divided into three regions: cun, guan, and chi. The left hand and right hand reflect the conditions of different parts of the body. Different conditions of the pulse indicate different syndromes.

Some abnormal pulse readings include: fu mai, chen mai, chi mai, shuo mai, xu mai, shi mai, hong mai, xi mai, hua mai, se mai, xuan mai, jin mai, ru mai, ruo mai, cu mai, jie mai, dai mai.

What is tongue diagnosis?

Observation of the tongue, also known as tongue diagnosis, is an important procedure in diagnosis by inspection. I provides primary information for the Chinese physicians to make diagnosis.

The tongue directly or indirectly connects with many zang-fu organs through the meridians and collateral. Observation of the tongue includes the tongue proper and its coating. The tongue is divided into four areas: namely, tip, central part, root, and border.