Diagnosis of Qigong:
1. Diagnosis According to the Identification of the Eight Energetic Principles:
- This system of energetic diagnosis is based on using fourpairs of opposite symptoms, viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine as being essential to the understanding and treatment of disease.
- The four opposite pairs are Yin and Yang with the three subdivisions of Yin and Yang into: Internal, External, Cold, Hot and Deficient,Excess .
2. Diagnosis According to the Identification of Qi, Blood, and Body Fluid Distinctions:
- This system of energetic diagnosis is used in clinical practice for diagnosing according to pathological changes occurring in the internal organs.
- When one or more of these substances are unbalanced, the body’s normal physiological function is disrupted and sickness results.
- This can result from the Six Exogenous Pathogenic Factors, or the Seven Emotional Pathogenic Factors, and is influenced by the patient’s general constitution .
3. Diagnosis According to the Identification of Five Element Patterns:
- This system of energetic diagnosis is based on the interpretation of clinical manifestations according to the creative, controlling, invading, and insulting sequences of the Five Elements.
- The Five Elements are represented by the physical, energetic, and spiritual natures of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal.
4. Diagnosis According to the Identification of the Six Stages:
- This system of energetic diagnosiswas formulated for diseases induced by “Cold” invasion.
- The six stages are described in progression (from superficial to deep), beginning with Tai Yang, Shao Yang (half interior and exterior), Yang Ming, Tai Yin, Shao Yin, and Jue Yin. Essentially, symptoms areassociated according to the depth,severity,progression and regression of an externalpathogenic factor.
5. Diagnosis According to the Identification of the Four Levels:
- This system of energetic diagnosisis used to explain the etiology and pathogenesis of febrile diseases caused by externally contracted Heat.
- These four levels are identified by four types of energy and are classified as follows: Wei Qi Level, Qi Level,Ying Qi Level, and Blood (Xue) Level.
6. Diagnosis According to the Identification of the Triple Burner Systems:
- This system of energeticdiagnosis is concerned with febrilediseases caused by externally-contracted Heatinvading the body’s Triple Burners.
- This Heatsyndrome generallyproceeds from the UpperBurner to the Middle and ends at theLower Burner. However, in cases of diseasesdue to Damp Heat, the pathogenic invasionof Heat tends to begin at the Middle Burnerin the Spleen.