Chinese Medicine

Do you know your body’s Chinese medicine constitution?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that everyone’s physical constitution is different. Your constitution is much more than just your body shape. A person’s constitution is associated with genetic and also post-natal influences, which includes your environment, diet, profession, emotional influences and relationships. 1. Why is it important to know your type of constitution? Chinese medicine recognises that […]

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Ping’s story: why I studied Chinese medicine

I was born in Beijing in 1957. In that year both Chinese and Western medicine were available in China, and people could choose between Chinese or Western medicine depending on their family background and personal experiences. I grew up in a family that was influenced more by Western culture. My father studied Law at Peking […]

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What is Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine?

Tongue diagnosis is a very traditional and effective method which has been used to diagnose diseases for over two thousand years. Knowledge of tongue diagnosis is one of the unique treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this article I am going to share with you knowledge about tongue diagnosis. It will be a very […]

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Chinese Medicine Diagnosis (Part IV): Palpation

Palpation in Chinese medicine diagnosis includes two parts: general palpation of the body in the affected area and palpation of the pulse on the radial artery near the wrist. 1. What is general palpation of the body? This is the diagnosis method in which the practitioner uses their hands or fingers to palpate the affected […]

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Chinese Medicine Diagnosis (Part III): Questioning

Questioning or Interrogation is where the Chinese medicine practitioner collects information about your condition and your body through asking questions. Through the questions the practitioner will ask about your current symptoms, as well as the history of the symptoms, the onset and development of your condition and your treatment history, your family history, lifestyle, living […]

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