Why do I need to feel your pulse?
TCM pulse diagnosis is an integral part of assessment during the initial consultation. Through pulse palpation at the three positions: cun (chun), guan (gwan) and chi (chee) on, help determine where the imbalances within the body lie. Each position has a designated organ that corresponds to a specific pulse quality ex: shape, texture, strength and rhythm. This provides us guidance into your treatment, leading us to areas of the body that may be imbalanced!
Why do I need to see your tongue?
The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, both to the meridians and the internal organs. It is therefore very useful and important during inspection for confirming TCM diagnosis. It can present strong visual indicators of a person's overall harmony or disharmony. The tongue has a special relationship with the Heart, in that the Heart opens to the tongue. The tongue is said to be an "offshoot" of the Heart. The "normal" tongue in Traditional Chinese Medicine has a light red or pinkish body with a thin white coating.