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1

Four Pillars

Observation
Palpation
Auscultation/Olfaction
Inquiry

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3 Main Aspects Of Shen

Embodiment of spirit
Vitality of Spirit
Luster of Spirit

3

Wood Type

Greenish complexion
Small head
Long face
Broad shoulders
Straight back
Sinewy body
Tall
Small hands and feet

4

Fire Type

Red complexion
Wide teeth
Pointed,small head
Well developed shoulder muscles
Curly hair or not much hair
Small hands and feet
Walks briskly

5

Metal Type

Pale complexion
Square face
Small head
Small shoulders and upper back
Flat abdomen
Strong voice

6

Water Type

Dark complexion
Wrinkly skin
Large head
Broad cheeks
Narrow shoulders
Large abdomen
Long spine

7

Earth Type

Yellowish complexion
Round face
Wide jaws
Large head
Well developed shoulders/back
Large thighs and calf mm
Well built mm

8

Large overweight thighs

Spleen Deficency

9

Thin, emaciated body

Blood or Yin deficency

10

4 Attributes to normal complexion

Luster
Subtle reddish hue
Contained color
Moisture

11

Whole Red Face

Full heat

12

Red cheekbones

Empty heat

13

10 Methods of Inspecting the Complexion

Deep/Floating
Clear/Turbid
Faint/Extreme
Scattered/Conglomerated
Sheen/Perishing

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Floating Complexion

Supericial colors- disease is superficial or in the Fu Organs

15

Deep Complexion

Hidden inside the skin-Disease is interior or in the Zang Organs

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Clear Complexion

Diesease is in Yang nature

17

Turbid Complexion

Diseases are yin in nature, Upright Qi is exhausted

18

Faint Complexion

Shallow, thin color
Indicates an empty condiiton

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Extreme Complexion

Deep, thick color
Indicates a full comdition

20

Scattered Complexion

Dispersed, diffuse and scanty color
Indicates a new,mild or resolving condition

21

Conglomerated Complexion

Concensed and accumulated color
Indicates a serious or chronic
Condition

22

Sheen Complexion

Moist and nourished color
Indicates vitality

23

Perishing Condition

Withered, dull and dry
Indicates a poor diagnosis and that Qi and Blood are weakened

24

Organ mapping on the face

Forehead:Heart
Right Cheek: Lung
Left Cheek: Liver
Nose: Spleen
Chin: Kidney

25

Organ mapping on the eye

Pupil: Kidney
Sclera: Lung
Inner and outer canthus: Heart
Eyelids: Upper=Spleen
Lower= Stomach
Iris: Liver

26

Black Eye Sockets

Spleen and Kidney Deficiency or water retnetion

27

Bleeding Gums

Stomach Fire

28

Pale and Wet Tongu

Yang Dificency

29

Pale and Dry Tongue

Blood Dificency

30

Pale Tongue Sides

Liver Blood Dificency

31

Red Sides of Tongue

Liver Fire

32

Red Center on Tongue

Full or empty heat in stomach

33

Reddish purple tongue

Blood Stasis with Heat

34

Blueish Purple Tongue

Blood Stasis with Cold

35

Tooth Marked

Spleen Qi Deficency

36

Red Joints hot to the touch

Damp Heat

37

Pitting Edema of Feet

Kidmey Yang Deficency

38

Pitting Edema of Hands

Lung Yang Deficency

39

Pale Nails

Blood Deficiency

40

Blue Nails

Stasis of Qi and Blood or Cold Pattern

41

Brittle Nails

Deficency of Liver Blood

42

Purple Nails

Liver Blood Stasis

43

White Spots on Nails

Qi Deficency

44

Reasons for Dry Skin

Consumption of Body Fluids
Chronic Blood Stasis
Liver Blood Deficency
Stomach Yin Deficency
Liver and kidney Yin Deficency

45

Pulse Positions

Cun (Front)
Guan (Middle)
Chi (Rear)

46

Pulse:
The 3 Levels

Superfical: Qi (Yang Organs)
Middle: Blood
Deep: Yin ( Yin Organs)

47

Best time to take a pulse

Morning

48

Which finger is the most sensitive while taking a pulse.

Ring Finger

49

The pulse is stronger in......

Men than women

50

Normal Pulse

Stomach Qi
Spirit
Root

51

Floating Pulse

Felt with light pressure

Yin Deficency
Invasion of External Wind

52

Deep Pulse

Only felt on deeper pressure

EPI on the Interior (deep full)
Yang Deficency (deep weak)

53

Slow Pulse

Three Beats Per Respiration

Cold Pattern
Empty Cold ( Slow weak)
Dull Cold ( Slow full)

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Rapid Pulse

More than 5 beats per Respiration

Heat Pattern
Full Heat ( rapid and full)
Empty Heat ( rapid and floating empty)

55

Slippery Pulse

Feels smooth, rounded, and slippery to the touch, as it were oily


Phlegm
Dampness
Retention of Food
Pregnancy

56

Choppy Pulse

Rough under the fingers like a jagged edge

Blood Deficency
Exhaustion of B.F

57

Wiry Pulse

Taut like a guitar string

Liver Disharmony
Pain
Phlegm

58

Weak Pulse

Can't be felt on a superficial level but on a deeper level

Yang Deficency
Blood Deficiency

59

Intermittent Pulse

Stops at regular intervals


Serious problems with internal organs
Heart Problem

60

Knotted Pulse

Slow and it stops at irregular intervals

Cold with Heart Yang Deficiency

61

Fixed Masses

Blood Stasis

62

Moveable Masses

Qi Stagnation

63

Relieved by Pressure

Empty

64

Aggrevated by pressure

Full

65

Hard on Palpation

Full

66

Too Soft on Palpation

Empty

67

Weepy Voice

Lungs

68

Laughing Voice

Heart

69

Singing Voice

Spleen

70

Groaning Voice

Kidneys

71

Shouting Voice

Liver

72

Reluctance to Talk

Cold or Lung Qi Deficency

73

Loud Voice

Exess

74

Weak Voice

Deficency

75

Sour Breath

Retention of Food

76

Sighing

Liver Qi Stagnation

77

10+2 Questions

Chills/Fever
Respiration
Appetite,food,taste
Perspiration
Sleep/Fatigue
Head/Body
Abdomen/Chest
Defecation/Urination
Pain
Thirst
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Gyno
Childhood Diseases

78

PQRST Characteristics

P- Provacating and Precipitating Factors
Q- Quality of Pain
R- Radiation
S- Severity
T- Timing

79

Shaoyang Headache

Headache near temples, around Taiyang

80

Yangming Headache

Located at forehead and super ciliary arch

81

Taiyang Headache

Pain at back of head and occipital eefion

82

Taiyin Headache

Headache accompanied by heaviness, fullness of abdomen and spontaneous sweating

83

Shaoyin Headache

Headache located deep inside the brain radiating to teeth. Accompanied with cyanosis of the nails

84

Sudden Headache

Exterior

85

Gradual Headache

Interior