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Facial Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Posted by Feroz Osman-Latib on

In Traditonal Chinese Medicine there are 4 primary methods of diagnosis, viz looking, asking, listening and smelling (traditionally written as one chinese character) and feeling (palpation). In modern TCM practice this involves looking at the basic constitution of the patient, observing the patients movement and manner as well as the nature of of any skin lesions and also the tongue. Asking involves elucidating the symptoms being experienced, while listening/smelling involves the detection of tell-tale sounds and smells that can corroborate a pattern. Feeling or palpation involves pulse diagnosis, feeling for ah-shi(tender) points as well as other more specialised disciplines such...

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