Chinese Medicine Pattern Differentiation

This is the process of:

  • Asking Questions
  • Feeling the pulses
  • Examining the tongue
  • Palpating the abdomen


  • Each of these are detailed assessments which help us understand the state of events in the body.
  • The findings are integrated, with the intent of developing an understanding of where the landscape of the body is in a state of disharmony.
  • The art and skill in applying techniques, as well as the integration of what each is telling us, has been developed and refined over thousands of years by some very intelligent, compassionate and dedicated physicians, each building on the insights and contributions of their mentors.
  • This process applies to the correct practice of Chinese herbal medicine (individualized/customized herbal formulas) and acupuncture.