First visit & diagnosis
Regarding the tongue diagnosis according to Chinese medicine: Please do not consume any food / drinks about two hours before the appointment that could discolor your tongue. Also, do not scrape your tongue on this or the previous day.
Please allow sufficient time for your first appointment and feel free to ask any questions you might have concerning your condition or treatment. To me it is important to perform the initial diagnosis in great detail and accurately, and to answer all the questions you may have.
Diagnosis according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The diagnosis is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Before starting your treatment, I will ask you in detail about your medical history (anamnesis) and about other relevant aspects, such as digestion, sleep, diet and emotions. Living conditions and habits also play an important role in this context. In addition, I will conduct a physical examination consisting of Chinese tongue diagnosis (shape, color and surface) and pulse diagnosis (quality, rhythm and strength) as well as the consideration of skin, hair, nails or the entire body expression. This information reflects the condition of your health and any underlying patterns of disharmony according to TCM.
Essential to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the holistic view of mankind in relation to its environment. Identifying physiological and psychological relationships and then applying suitable natural treatment methods to each individual is an effective therapeutic approach, which does not require the use of synthetic materials. First, TCM sees the patient in his or her entirety, taking both physiological and psychological factors into account. This allows a natural, individual treatment without any synthetic materials. This is what makes TCM such an effective treatment method. Plus, it is almost free of side effects. Each patient receives a customized herbal prescription and combination of Acupuncture points or other treatment methods if required. Thus, TCM represents a promising alternative or a complement to conventional medical treatment.
The concept of TCM is completely different from conventional medicine. As a patient, you are probably not familiar with TCM terminology. I will explain your TCM diagnosis and your treatment approach in a way that does not require indepth knowledge. I regard treatment in my practice as a communicative process and need you to be on board with your treatment.