In Chinese medicine several factors are usually considered as a cause for the development of diseas. A differentiated and methodical clinical examination is essential for the detection of correlations. Once there is an imbalance, a too much or too little, one speaks of a "disharmony" which can develop into a "disease".
The Chinese medicine has four diagnostic methods to identify this energetic disharmony. These methods are a mixture of observation and ancient knowledge of experience:
问诊 Wèn Zhěn - Interrogation (anamnesis)
望诊 Wàng Zhěn - Look (tongue, face, posture test results, etc.)
切诊 Qiè Zhěn - Palpation (pulse, points, diagnostics of the channels, muscle status etc.)
闻诊 Wén Zhěn - hearing and smell (language, voice, etc.)
Based on the musculoskeletal system I will also consult conventional medical imaging and diagnostic procedures, such as radiographs, CT scans and lab results.