Diagnostic Patterns

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Patterns

Below you will find links to the 56 TCM diagnostic patterns available to explore on our site. Within each diagnostic pattern section you will find pointers to related information such as acupuncture protocols, herbal formulas, blog articles/research and more. You may use this section to explore the ways in which Chinese Medicine may approach resolving a diagnostically significant imbalance.

TCM Pattern of the Day

Phlegm Misting the Heart

Phlegm signs w/o heat, mental confusion, unconsciousness, rattling sound in the throat, asphasia, vomiting.

Due to how Chinese Medicine works there is an interweaving between "conditions" and "patterns" - i.e. a pattern can exhibit with many issues/symptoms and an issue/symptom may be driven by any number of potential patterns. This is where the diagnostic techniques within Chinese Medicine are critical - finding and resolving the "root" imbalance, as opposed to chasing after symptoms (basic guide here).

We also have a meta list grouped by issues/symptoms that you may explore.

Issue/Symptom of the Day

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aorta, while treatable, it may contribute to weakness in the heart and other cardiac symptoms. Mild cases may not need treatment and are a good candidate for lifestyle/diet change and Chinese Medicine. In...

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