Four steps of oriental medicine diagnostic procedures
Observation of the Patient
Nothing color and condition of the tongue, texture and condition of the skin, of the hair, of the voice – its strength or weakness- high or low pitch -hoarse – throaty
Smell of Patient
The unusually odor of patients’ body, will tell which organ dysfunctional
Interviewing the Patient
Seeking a history of the illness, the patient’s feelings, lifestyle, diet. All of those, as well as emotional problems may contribute to Chi’s imbalance.
An intricate expert evaluation of the pulses reveals excesses, deficiencies, disharmonies of Chi and what organs are involved
Feeling for tender acupoints is a reliable diagnostic tool because certain acupoints are related to specific areas and functions of the body, and tenderness may relate to a specific problem.