Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Organ Syndromes
by Bill Schoenbart and Ellen Shefi
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Introduction to Internal Organ Syndromes
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Internal organ syndromes require a practitioner to first make a general diagnosis before treatment can commence. In this way, traditional Chinese medicine is similar to Western medicine. However, a practitioner uses different methods to make a diagnosis — taking into account the eight parameters, the vital substances, and the pernicious influences.
Once a practitioner establishes a general diagnosis, the next step is to determine which organ systems are affected. This logical procedure leads to a final diagnosis that is specific enough to enable the physician to prepare a focused treatment plan.