TCM view most health problem as the manifestation of internal imbalances as external symptoms. Hence, a TCM physician assesses one’s state of health by analysing external symptoms displayed to seek evidence of internal problems. Unique diagnostic methods are used to collect and analyse clinical information.
The TCM physician will then combine the analysis of the clinical information with application of TCM principles to differentiate the disharmony pattern. Upon which, a treatment strategy can be customised to bring the body to equilibrium. Various treatment modalities can be prescribed singly or in combination to treat a disharmony, such as Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping and Tui Na Massage and Herbal Steam therapy.
TCM Diagnosis and Treatment Analysis
Below are the TCM diagnostic methods essential for determining the root causes of a health problem. Xin Hua professionally trained TCM physician is usually able to differentiate the root causes of a problem by applying the following methods:
Observe the entire body including the tongue, complexion, body shape, posture, movement and vitality
Smelling and listening (闻)
Observe the smell of body odours, excretions and secretions; listen to the voice, tone, and sound of respiration or cough
Inquiring about the main concerns or complaints, the onset and duration of the problem, and relevant medical history and symptoms
Pulse analysing (切)
Feeling and evaluating the pulse by gently pressing on certain parts of the body such as the skin, muscles, acupoints, limbs, chest, abdomen and other areas
TCM Herbal Medicine:
TCM Herbal Medicine Prescriptions are made up of a combination of various herbs that improve the efficacy of the treatment and minimize the side effects of certain herbs.
Some herbs may be taken raw, brewed or as a drink of herbal powders mixed with water. In Xin Hua, we prepare herbs in convenient powdered concentrates and are packed into sachets, tablets, pills or capsules where no cooking is required and can be easily consumed.
* Caution: Patients should follow the TCM physician’s advice on the exact dosages as per prescription. The proportion and mix of herbs affect the efficacy of the treatment.