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What does a Chinese Medicine Consultation look like?

Our Chinese Medicine practitioner assesses your state of health by collecting and analyzing clinical information on the basis of diagnostic methods. A diagnosis is based on his sensory perceptions and palpation (via touch) to gather clinical information. And then he analyses and interprets this data usually without resorting to any apparatus.

The doctor can diagnose internal pathological (disease) changes through observation and analysis of external signs. The Chinese believe the human body is an organic whole, and all parts are connected with each other by channels and collaterals (otherwise known as meridians). The internal is related with the external, and the exterior with the interior. Pathological changes inside the human body are reflected externally as abnormalities of the complexion, emotions, appearance of the tongue, or pulse irregularities.

There are four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. The four methods have their unique clinical functions and cannot be replaced by one another. Sometimes, false manifestations of a disease occur which emphasize the importance of integrating all diagnostic methods. The above methods are essential to determine the cause and origin of the problem from which an individual suffers. The symptoms experienced or felt on the outside of the body can often reflect a problem with the internal organs, yin yang balance or qi (vital energy) flow. Causes of the symptoms are often attributed to external pathogens that invade the body and disrupt its internal balance, leading to illness. However, illness can also arise on the inside of the body and express symptoms on the outside.

10 Subjects of Questioning includes:

1. Cold and heat

2. Sweating

3. Head and body

4. Stools and urine

5. Diet-food and drink

6. Chest

7. Hearing

8. Appetite,Thirst, Taste

9. Examine the yin and yang based on the pulse an complexion and past diseases

10. Reveal Cause

*Women: Ask menses cycle and quality and pregnancy history

Questions about relationship dynamics may be asked as well

Many of us are in living in a state of sub-optimal health without even realizing it. A consultation with one of our Chinese medicine practitioners will help you assess your current health state and if you decide to take the next step, our practitioner will custom design a course of treatment and lifestyle changes to support you to reclaim your optimal health.

Sub-optimal state of health may look like:

Back pain

Neck tightness

Shoulder tension

Non-specific pain


Recurrent fatigue




Depression (+Seasonal)

Emotional Instability

Menstrual cramps


Cold hands and feet

Sleep disorders


Pain is one of the most common complaints of patients. Apart from a thorough understanding of the history and accompanying symptoms and signs, TCM focuses on the nature and locations of pain. The nature of the pain helps to identify its etiology (cause) and pathology, while locality of the pain helps to determine which organs and meridians may be affected.

E.g. The location of headache pain can indicate problems with different meridians.

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