Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) believes that all aspects of a person must be in balance to achieve happiness and good health. Since symptoms signify an imbalance, and imbalances lead to disease, these symp-toms should be resolved. The earlier these imbalances are treated, the easier they are to resolve. This is the best way to prevent disease and ensure a happy and healthy life.
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Pattern Diagnosis is the “hallmark” of TCM, the world’s oldest, continually practiced, literate, professional medicine, serving one-fourth of the world’s population. A “pattern” is a constellation of signs and symptoms that are generally found to exist simultaneously. In other words, var-ious symptoms tend to occur together, that is, they form a “pattern.” There are many types of patterns within TCM.
Western Medical disease diagnosis is similarly addressed in TCM with Pattern Diagnosis. The symptoms are grouped together into their TCM “Patterns” and then addressed with acupuncture and Chinese Botanical Medicine to resolve the patterns and therefore the Western Medical disease.
A person usually does not have all the symptoms in a particular “pattern,” but having 2 or 3 symptoms is enough to indicate the presence of that pattern. On the next page is a list of common patterns and their corresponding symp-toms.
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