What is my Oriental Medical diagnosis and what does it mean?

Oriental Medicine has its own system of personalized pattern discrimination, just like Western medicine does. These patterns are professionally recognized groups of signs and symptoms. These signs and symptoms are collected by the practitioner and lead to a diagnosis. The practitioner will feel the pulses, look at the tongue, and ask the “Song of the 10 Questions” to group the symptoms into patterns. Your diagnosis might be Liver Qi Stagnation or Spleen Qi Deficiency depending on the set of symptoms that you presented at the time of diagnosis. These tell the practitioner how to proceed with treatment: what acupuncture points would be best for you as well as what herbs would work the best for your condition. Your diagnosis might change from visit to visit. As the Qi is moved in the body, it adjusts and other things present themselves.