HOW CHINSES herbalist diagnose
The way of Chinese herbalist diagnose patient is under a guideline of herb logy ,and the main method is involve with pulse reading, tongue reading, questioning, hearing, smelling, and visual diagnosis. we said this is a five principle of Chinese diagnosis.
The most important aspect of the diagnose involves herbalist finger on paitent's Wrist, The herbalist examines the general beat of the radial artery in terms of its strength, speed, nature, depth, firmness, etc. These are characterized as strong, weak, superficial, sunken, fast, slow, taut or loose. There are 6 positions specify assign to heart, liver, spleen, lung, and two kidneys meridians. There arer three positions and there are three depths on each position, so Together they total nine places with valuable diagnostic information on each wrist. There are twenty-eight qualities of pulse which a practitioner must be alert for. Different combinations of pulses also have diagnostic significance. Certainly the skill of a physician who can tell a patient's lifetime medical history from pulse-reading is not a true story. But pulse-reading skill varies like skill with a musical instrument. Just like a musician to master the myth, a practitioner need years in apprenticeship, but not from study of a few books, in order to make productive in use of pulse-reading. There are 8 type pulse is consider fundamental, and they interpret a specific element of herbalogy's diagnosis system. For example, 'wiry' pulse indicated a pain situating and usually point to liver meridian problems. 'Flouting' pulse will interpret as a cold and usually point to the lung meridian problems.
Tongue reading is one diagnosis method a herbalist wouldn't missed. The tongue body and tongue's coating sending a clear massage to tell our body's activity. For example, the yellow coating in the center of the tongue meaning a toxic building up in spleen meridian, A reddish on tip of the toque meaning of a heat factor is shown on the heart meridian.
The the next thing Chinese herbalist to do is to observe the patient and note anything about his or her physical appearance that may be of significance. We observe patient's face color, the condition of their hair, Neal, posture
hearing the patient's voice or breathing can be helpful: A loud, penetrating voice tends to suggest an strong central qi, whereas a sluggish voice is more indicative of a deficient condition. The smelling methord may be obtain by paitent's own observation. If the urine and stone are foul-smelling this indecate the presence of accumulation of toxi.
The last thing is questioning, questioning is important to reconfirm your diagnosis and process of analyze data, occasionally, patient's complain may not engouh informative, his won history or his families data is needed in order to make a connection to the pulse and tongue reading method.