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Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest and greatest medical tradition in human history. For over 2000 years, medical knowledge has been systematically compiled, clinically tested and preserved to this day. Since the 1950s, this medicine has been systematized according to modern scientific standards and taught as "TCM" at Chinese universities. As a holistic medicine, the diagnosis and therapy of TCM takes the whole person into account. From the Chinese point of view, illnesses and complaints arise when the energetic balance is disturbed. The aim of every treatment is to restore and stabilize the balance.
In our practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we take a complementary medical approach. Our treatment according to TCM criteria is therefore not a substitute, but rather a supplement to conventional medicine. Accordingly, we see our patients from both an Eastern and a Western perspective. Modern diagnostics are indispensable here, and we work accordingly closely with general practitioners and specialist practices. The approaches from Eastern and Western medicine can usually be combined well with one another.
The palpable pulse is the composition of tissue (blood vessel), nourishing fluid (blood) and active energy (pulse wave). Each of these properties can be represented in different ways and can therefore be touched. These three properties taken together result in the pulse pattern. This helps the doctor to make a diagnosis and derive a therapy from it. The recording of the heart rate only plays a very subordinate role here.
Traditionally, Chinese medicine (TCM) has no technical aids for diagnostics. You “only” use the human senses. If you are appropriately trained, you can learn a lot about your patients. We live in a modern world and of course we also assess technical findings such as imaging or the laboratory. However, the Chinese diagnosis also provides insights that cannot be measured or represented, since it takes more into account the complex, active functions of the body. This is extremely important in the overall assessment of a symptom.
A Chinese diagnosis includes several examination methods. Mainly it is about the assessment of the condition and the function of the active body tissue (muscles, tendons and fasciae as well as the internal organs.) For this we mainly use the pulse and tongue diagnosis, but also the palpation of the abdomen and the channels.
The tongue is the only muscle in the body that is not covered by skin. Thus, a lot about the condition of one of the most important body tissues can be read here, which otherwise remains hidden to us. The consistency of the muscle, the color of the muscle flesh and the coating on the tongue play an important role in the diagnosis. In addition, as the starting point of the digestive tract, the tongue has a direct connection to the internal organs and can thus provide other important information about their condition.