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

Kidney Yin Deficiency

Dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, sore back, constipation, may also have empty heat signs, mallor flush, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, insomnia, dry throat.


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

Sore Throat

A sore throat is characterized by scratchiness, pain and/or tenderness. It is commonly one of the early symptoms of the common cold or another type of viral infection; however, it can be the result of seasonal allergies, flu, breathing in...

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