Diem Nguyen Family Acupuncture
 
  1. Bullet  TCM Tongue Diagnosis

your acupuncturist will generally ask to look at your tongue during your acupuncture appointment. tongue diagnosis is an important part of traditional chinese medicine. the structure, color, and coating of your tongue provides information about your physical health. different areas of your tongue reflect the health of different areas and organ systems of your body. if there is anything unusual about the structure, color or coating in a particular area of your tongue it is a signal to your acupuncturist that there may be an imbalance with your body’s qi in that area and that this may be related to your health concerns.


as with any assessment method, chinese tongue diagnosis is not generally used as the only method of diagnosis, but is one of many tools your acupuncturist uses to gain a complete understanding of your health and how best to address your health concerns.


  1. Bullet TCM Pulse Diagnosis

your acupuncturist will generally spend some time feeling your pulse. during your acupuncture appointment. pulse palpation is an important part of traditional chinese medicine. chinese medical pulse palpation is different than western medical pulse-taking (which focuses almost exclusively on the heart rate). chinese pulse palpation provides your acupuncturist with detailed information about the state of your entire body – every organ system, your qi and blood, and even your constitution and past health history.


pulse palpation is a very subtle skill. your pulse will be palpated in six different positions—three on each wrist along the radial artery, and at three depths in each position. each depth and position provides information about different aspects of your health and the causes for your symptoms.


as with any assessment method, chinese pulse palpation and diagnosis is not generally used as the only method of diagnosis, but is one of many tools your acupuncturist uses to gain a complete understanding of your health and how best to address your health concerns.