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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (7): 537-541.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.07.002

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On “patterns and symptoms” and “pattern differentiation and disease identification”*

YIN Xiaoyu, CHEN Ming#   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2016-12-10 Online:2017-07-10 Published:2017-07-10
  • Supported by:
    XinAo Award Fund of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (No. 2015-XAJLJJ-002)

Abstract: Three issues, relationship between TCM patterns and symptoms, methods for identifying TCM patterns in clinic, and necessity of integrating pattern differentiation with disease identification, are discussed in the paper. Then it comes to conclusions that pathogenesis differentiation depends on the tip and the root, priority is confirmed according to disease urgency, and furthermore, diagnosis by Western medicine is referenced. The purpose is to explain disease name identification, TCM pattern differentiation and pathogenesis seizing under the guide of TCM theory in modern TCM clinical practice. In the discussion of disease identification, the article emphasizes on how to regard the results of relevant examinations and diagnosis by Western medicine as a modern TCM practitioner. An opinion is presented that Western medicine is referenced flexibly based on TCM theory for reducing misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis, and clinical thinking is extended based on integrating TCM and Western medicine for improving clinical efficacy.

Key words: symptoms, patterns, disease identification, pattern differentiation, realizing pathogenesis through pattern differentiation

CLC Number: 

  • R241