TCM Diagnosis of Amenorrhea (Missed Periods)
TCM Diagnosis of Amenorrhea
In the TCM diagnosis of missed periods, modern TCM practitioners adopt western methods in combination with syndrome differentiation. That means physicians will make a western-medicine-type diagnosis as reference to assist in first identifying a pathological missed period and then further clarify the presenting syndrome pattern. This syndrome pattern refers to a complex pattern of signs and symptoms that reflects the pathology of a disease at a certain stage, which give clues to physicians to understand the entire course of pathological changes and provide guidelines for clinical treatment. The clinical information for diagnosing a syndrome pattern can only be gathered through particular examination techniques that require years of practical training to attain.