In contrast to modern Western medicine tends, when there is an accurate diagnosis, in traditional Oriental medicine diagnostic problem is to determine the general condition of a person, features (strength, character) and violations of the circulation of energy in the body.
To do this, the following main methods are used:
- Examination, providing not only a general inspection, but also a special inspection "windows of the body" - eyes, ears, nose, mouth, especially the tounge which through we can look deep into the body.
- The sense of smell odors coming from perhaps the patient and listening to breath sounds, bowel peristalsis, etc.
- Questioning - with a focus not only on what the patient says, but how and what voice he says.
- Feeling - the abdomen and abdominal organs, and a study of pulse