TCM Indications & diagnostics

Four classical methods of diagnosis

In TCM, both sick and healthy people are considered and treated from both holistic and energetic points of view.

All energetic disturbances should be detected as early as possible to prevent disease.

TCM has developed a versatile diagnostic approach over the millennia.

The two cornerstones of diagnosis are tongue and pulse diagnosis.

By closely observing the shape, colour and quality of the tongue and by feeling and perceiving the 28 different qualities of pulse, the therapist or doctor is able draw conclusions about the inner processes of the body.

These diagnostic procedures are supplemented by information that can be obtained from questioning and observing patients.

Through the combination of these four classical methods of diagnosis, doctors and therapists in Chinese medicine acquire a picture of the disharmony (physical and/or psychological) to be corrected by the therapy.

Women’s disorders

Menstrual problems, involuntary childlessness, sexual and fertility disorders, pregnancy and childbirth, irritable bladder and frequent bladder infections, menopausal symptoms, amenorrhoea


Headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, pain after shingles, neck, shoulder, back and leg pain, sciatica (lumbago), arthritis, arthrosis, gout, rheumatism

Ear, nose, throat and eye area

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), acute hearing loss, sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa), retinitis (inflammation of the retina)

Mental and neurological disorders

Depression, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, restlessness, anxiety, examination nerves, autonomic nervous system disorders, insomnia, dizziness, sweating, facial paralysis, stroke, concentration difficulties

Other disorders and complaints

Anti-ageing (facial wrinkles), chemotherapy support, mental health issues, rehabilitation, smoking, drug abuse, weak immune system, excess weight, etc.

Allergies/skin diseases

Hay fever, asthma, acne, eczema, itchy skin, neurodermatitis, allergic skin diseases, herpes, wound healing disorders

Digestive system

Flatulence, stomach complaints, pain when swallowing, heartburn, stomach and intestinal ulcers, inflammation of the colon (colitis ulcerosa), constipation, diarrhoea

Childhood diseases

Developmental disorders, hyperactivity, bed-wetting, digestive system disorders, respiratory system disorders, fever, colic, etc.

Cardiovascular system

Palpitations, nervous heart complaints, cardiac arrhythmia, circulatory disorders

Urological diseases

Urinary incontinence, impotence, prostate problems

Respiratory system

Colds, coughs, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis