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Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on November 10, 2011
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There are a number of methods within TCM by which a pattern of illness may be defined. One of the most commonly used is called the Eight Principles or Eight Parameters approach. In this approach, the signs and symptoms of the patient’s illness are defined in terms of 4 pair of criteria. These include hot vs. cold, interior vs. exterior, excess vs. deficiency and yin vs. yang. Continue reading…

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