✵The TCM Diagnostics is the science and practice of diagnosis, mainly composed of diagnosis, disease identification, disease differentiation, syndrome differentiation, syndrome pattern and syndrome manifestation.
Introduction of TCM Diagnostics.
Introduction: The main content of TCM Diagnostics are introduced as:
✵Diagnostics:the science and practice of diagnosis.
✵Diagnosis:determination of the nature of a disease and the state of health of the patient based on information collected through inspection, inquiry and examination.
✵Disease Identification:determination of the category of a disease, also known as disease differentiation.
✵Disease differentiation:act of distinguishing one category of disease from others, also known as disease identification.
✵Syndrome differentiation:also known as pattern identification, determination of the location, cause and nature of a disease as well as the trend of its development at a certain period of a case in the light of traditional Chinese medicine theories.
✵Syndrome pattern:one of the commonly encountered and typical syndromes with a well-established name.
✵Syndrome manifestation:manifestation of a syndrome, including symptoms and signs.