Chinese Medicine Theory
Chinese medicine considers all aspects of the pathology, life and emotions as indicators of imbalance. A psychological state or a rash on the skin are both just consequences of internal imbalance. When the whole is considered holistically certain patterns and common characteristics can be seen. These are expressed through the metaphor of yin and yang duality, the five elements, seasonal changes and other ways of describing phenomena that exist in all scales from the micro- to the macrocosmic.
The diagnosis of which organs or channels need attention comes from signs in the pulse, which shows the fullness, rate, speed and character of the twelve organs; also signs on the tongue are instrumental in the diagnostic aspect of the session as it is seen as the overflow of the digestive tract. In addition, by analysing other signs and symptoms collected during diagnosis and discussion a full picture of the patient is formed so that a specific and unique treatment schedule can be established.