Diagnostics

In Chinese medicine, there are five diagnostic methods: inspection, auscultation, olfaction, inquiry, and palpation. Inspection focuses on the face and particularly on the tongue, including analysis of the tongue size, shape, tension, color and coating, and the absence or presence of teeth marks around the edge. Auscultation refers to listening for particular sounds (such as … Read more…

Autoimmune Diseases and the potential role of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Autoimmune Diseases and the potential role of Chinese Herbal Medicine by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon BACKGROUND TO THE DISEASE CATEGORY Autoimmune diseases are chronic disorders that have been difficult, and often impossible, to cure.  There can be remission of symptoms—spontaneously or as the result of applied therapies—but the potential for return … Read more…