Digital Diagnosis: Chinese Medicine in the WeChat Era

TCM Explained is a series in which experts and practitioners break down the inner workings of traditional Chinese medicine, in their own words. It’s often pretty easy to figure out that you’re sick. Whether it’s stabbing pains, a fever or dizzy spells, your body often clearly expresses that fact. The difficulty lies in figuring out why you’re sick — organizing these signs and symptoms into a diagnosis that medicine can treat. Chinese medicine physicians divide the process of diagnosis into four parts: wang (望), looking; wen (闻), smelling and listening; wen (问), asking; and qie (切), touching. Doctors like Dr. Liu — who receives patients … Continue reading Digital Diagnosis: Chinese Medicine in the WeChat Era