Chinese medicine diagnosis is extremely unique and differs from other forms of medicine. It encompasses observational diagnosis, scent diagnosis, verbal probing diagnosis and pulse diagnosis. Chinese medicinal physicians extract information through these four methods of diagnosis, utilising the principles of Chinese medicine to analyse the root of clinical symptoms of diseases.
Did you know, Chinese medicine believes that every part of the human body is inter-related with each other. This is in accordance to the basic principles of the 5 elements and meridian study. Because of this, if any of the five senses experience any discomfort sensations, it is indicative of disease changes in either one or two internal visceral organs (heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney), thereby reflecting in its external symptoms.
Chinese medicine considers the Spleen’s main function to be assisting the Stomach’s function of digestion, by transporting and transforming food essences, absorbing the nourishment from food and separating the usable from the unusable part of food. The Spleen organ is central in the production of Qi (energy). It extracts Food-Qi from food and drink and this is the basis for the formation of Qi and blood.
The Gall Bladder stores and excretes bile, controls judgement, controls sinews and has a strong relationship with the Liver. The main Gall Bladder disharmonies are Damp-Heat in the Gall Bladder and Gall Bladder deficiency (not enough energy).
The main Liver disharmonies are Liver Qi stagnation, stasis of Liver blood, Liver Fire blazing upwards, Liver Wind agitating within, Damp-heat in the Liver and Gall bladder, stagnation of cold in the liver channel, deficiency of Liver-blood, Liver Yang rising.