CCCA, along with an introduction to their significance.
Electrodermal Diagnosis: The bodies bioelectrical output forms the basis for such familiar devices as the EEG, the defibrillator, and lie detector test. Japanese engineers and scientists have made use of the same output by developing devices that measure the energy of meridians and their corresponding organs. Electrodermal diagnosis takes Chinese medicine in the cutting-edge of modern medicine by providing an objective basis for Chinese meridian theory.
Blood Pressure: All things being in an ideal state of balance, the blood pressure between the left and right sides should be about equal. Also, blood pressure should remain fairly constant over time. Imbalances specifically provide inferences into stomach and liver function, in addition to the amount of lipids (fats) in the blood.
Cupping: Beyond its therapeutic function of moving and oxygenating blood, cupping is a diagnostic for blood viscosity at and around organs and sites of pain. Dark black or purplish blood is very stagnant whereas pinkish flushing indicates the absence of stagnation and may be an indication for heat therapies.
Ear (Auricular) Diagnosis: Chinese medical theory maintains that the body is holographic in nature. This means that any part is a replication of the whole. Although developed in France through the input of a Vietnamese Chinese medical doctor, auricular diagnosis and treatment is now a regular part of Chinese medicine. It is a solid diagnostic measure for musculoskeletal, endocrine, and organ-related imbalance.
Hara Diagnosis: This palpatory technique developed in Japan is reliable for primarily detecting imbalances of the upper and lower abdomen, as well as musculoskeletal imbalances between the head and hips. Very effective for detecting preclinical imbalance with the heart, liver, and ovaries.
Pulse Diagnosis: This palpatory technique is used to determine the root constitution of the person, to confirm diagnosis, and bring to attention matters that may contradict initial diagnostic expectations. Pulse diagnosis is another holographic system, also known as microsystems, where information about the whole can be extrapolated from the particular. Key for detecting liver inflammation, sugar imbalance, and relative states of hot or cold in the body. The pulse provides guidance on the efficacy of treatment and treatment strategy.
Tongue Diagnosis: This is another microsystem that pertains primarily digestive function, though the tongue also reflects one’s over all constitution, ones emotional state, and significant traumas. Medications can often change the tongue picture.