Tests and Diagnostic Techniques
Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis:
Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that underlying conditions of the body may be detected by palpating the pulse at the wrists and examining the tongue. Palpation of the pulse includes feeling the radial pulse in three different locations and two depths on each wrist. This can give us information on twelve different organ systems.
The tongue is examined for size, color, coating, creases, markings, blood vessels, and other remarkable characteristics that also reflect underlying conditions in the body. We use this information to assess organ systems and to determine if the individual is experiencing deficiency, excess, heat, cold and the balance of yin and yang in the body.