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HH383, Wang Pattern differentiation study guide Pattern differentiation ( bian zhen lun zhi ) A. Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment is primarily based on the method called “pattern differentiation.” It is more important to treat the pattern, than the disease. A patter is the total constellation of a patient’s signs and symptoms as gathered by the four examinations, including tongue and pulse signs. It includes objective signs and subjective sensations beyond those which are strictly pathogenic signs of the patient’s disease. A disease, on the other hand, is made up of a smaller group of key signs and symptoms which are believed to define that disease in all persons. B. The famous dictum of Chinese medicine treatment: Yi Bing Tong Zhi, ----------------- Different disease, same treatment Tong Bing Yi Zhi ----------------- Same disease, different treatments Interpretation: two patients with the same disease will receive two different treatments
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Unformatted text preview: if their patterns are different . While two patients with different diseases will receive the same treatment if their patterns are the same. ) For example, same pattern liver-spleen disharmony with depressive heat counterflowing upward, may be express in patient A as sinusitis, while in patient B as tension headache, and in patient C as heartburn. Patients with the same Western medicine diagnosis, such as diabetes, can have different patterns, such as yin deficiency, or yin deficiency with heat and blood stagnation. C. Types of Pattern differentiation 1. eight principle Pattern differentiation 2. five phases Pattern differentiation 3. internal organ Pattern differentiation 4. meridian Pattern differentiation 5. qi and blood Pattern differentiation 6. disease cause Pattern differentiation 7. six jing Pattern differentiation 8. wei qi yi xue Pattern differentiation 9. three burner Pattern differentiation...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course HH 383 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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