Why would I set up the traditional Chinese medicine site?

The traditional Chinese medicine site introduces some advanced research based onmodern scientific knowledge that helps confirm and explore the basicprinciples and theories of TCM. The overarching goal of this website is to seek out possible ways for modern medical science to include the many positive characteristics of TCM, amalgamate the best of Chinese and Western…

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it exists today is the result of the Chinese people’s struggle against nature over several millennia. From the earliest antiquity, they observed and passed on their experience with disease and its effects in order to survive the most demanding aspects of nature. Within TCM’s multiple systems, acupuncture and moxibustion are…

Differentiation of Syndromes with Six Meridians

This is an important diagnostic theory for differentiation syndromes, mainly used for the exogenous syndromes in TCM. It was originally recorded in Treatise on Cold Diseases and Miscellaneous Disorders , written by Zhang Zhongjing (150–219 A.D.), a distinguished physician of the Eastern Han dynasty. Based on the knowledge of Basic Questions of the Inner Canon of the Yellow…

Identification of Patterns for Specific Organs

Heart patterns  Introduction Heart patterns refer to the identification of clinical patterns by studying the pathology and changes in the physiology of the heart, as well as the etiology and treatment of the patterns. The clinical patterns of an organ system depend upon the nature of the pathological factor(s) involved and the physiological characteristics of…

An Overview of Identification of Patterns by Viscera

 Zang Xiang  theory and its relationship to pattern identification by internal organ systems The internal organs, according to their functional type, are divided into three categories: Zang–Fu, and Extraordinary (curious) organs. Each of Zang or Fu organs has a set of physiological functions. Functional relationships, especially among Zang Organs, are essential in diagnosis, assessment, and determining prognosis in practice. Clinical manifestations including…

Differentiation of Syndromes with the Eight Principles

The eight principles (category of syndromes) differentiation is the foundation of basic diagnostic methods, including Yin, Yang, exterior, interior, cold, heat, deficiency, and excess. Using these differential diagnostic tools, one may determine the pathogenic factors (heat or cold), the location (interior or exterior), the situation between lack of anti-pathogenic Qi (deficiency) and of pathogenic factors (excess), and…