Archive for the ‘Diagnosis’ Category

The Purple Tongue Body

Tongue-Observation

Indications of coating variations of the purple tongue body.

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The Pale or Pink Tongue Body

Tongue-Observation

Indications of Coating Variations of the Pale or Pink Tongue Body.

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The crimson (red-purple) tongue body

Tongue-Observation

Indications associated with the coating variations of the crimson (red-purple) tongue body.

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The Red Tongue Body

Tongue-Observation

Indications of coating variations of the red tongue body.

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Simple Pulse Qualities: Tension

Pulse-Palpation

Tension: slack-taut For those who’ve studied pulse diagnosis already, the “taut” pulse is what we’d call “wiry” or its many other translations such as taut, string-taut, bowstring, etc.

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Ten Asking Song

Inquiry

It can be difficult to remember all the questions that one needs to ask during a diagnostic interview.

Long ago, the Chinese came up with a song that asks ten questions. We’ve long since lost the melody, but the words remain.

 

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The Floating, Superficial Pulse (Fu Mai)

Pulse-Palpation

Floating Pulse (浮脈 Fu Mai, superficial) Key point: superficial, Indications: exterior condition: defensive yang mobilizes externally bringing with it the qi and blood, resulting in the floating pulse.

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The Qualities of Qi in Meridian diagnosis

Chinese and traditional East Asian medicine can use tactile sensations to obtain at diagnostic information. This page describes the sensations of qi.

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The Submerged, Deep Pulse (Chen Mai)

Pulse-Palpation

Submerged Pulse (沉脈 Chen Mai, deep)Key point: deep. Indications:(Forceful) interior excess condition: excessive pathogenic factors obstruct the outward and upward movement of the qi, blood, and yang.

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The Confined, Firm Pulse (Lao Mai)

Pulse-Palpation

Confined Pulse (牢脈 Lao Mai, firm) Key points: deep, forceful, wide, taut, long, stable. Indications:interior excess cold (hernia, lumps, masses): yin cold traps yang qi within, can\’t rise to the surface.

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