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WHAT ARE TONGUE AND PULSE DIAGNOSIS?

        Tongue and pulse diagnosis are two primary parts of TCM diagnostic procedures. In terms of TCM, certain holistic indexes of the body, such as Yin/Yang, heat/cold, defficiency/excess, and external/internal, as well as Qi, blood and visceral states can be assessed through watching the  tongue and pulse feeling plus other health information collected.

      Tongue diagnosis checks the appearances of the tongue essence, shape, quality, color and its coating condition, which are particularly sensitive to show changes of cardiovascular and digestive functions. Pulse diagnosis is based on the strength, rhythm, and quality of the pulse at the both wrists, which corresponds to the energy levels of twelve meridians and internal organs.  Modern studies about the pulse analysis have demonstrated certain relationship between the pulse patterns and cardiac output, BP, and blood viscosity, etc. In other words, the appearances of the tongue and wrist pulses may reflect certain physiological or pathological holistic information of the body. Their detection is convenient and beneficial for assisting diagnose of certain illnesses.