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Key Diagnostics

Blood pressure
This is a standard clinical measure of general wellbeing and cardiovascular health.

Pulse diagnosis and tongue examination
These are both valuable diagnostic tools, used in Chinese medicine to determine where a problem lies and the nature of said problem. For example, certain signs will indicate whether there is a hot or cold condition (requiring cooling or heating herbs), whether there is a problem of excess (e.g. due to over eating), or deficiency (e.g. due to poor sleep).

Iridology
This is the study of the iris (the coloured part of the eye). Different parts of the iris represent different parts of the body; examination can determine constitutional strengths and weakness. Unlike the tongue and pulse, the iris does not change quickly with changes in health.

Conventional pathology tests
These may be ordered by your practitioner, if further information is required. For example: in order to determine the cause of anaemia, to check cholesterol levels, measure inflammatory markers, or compare hormone levels.

Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
This is a comprehensive examination of the stool (performed at a laboratory) which examines the presence of parasites, the pH of the stool, the balance of friendly to unfriendly bacteria and the by-products of digested carbohydrates, fats and protein (indicating digestive ability).

IgG food sensitivity test
This functional pathology test assesses the presence of allergy or sensitivity to over 90 different foods. It may be requested if your practitioner believes there is a strong link between a dietary sensitivity and your condition.

Hair mineral analysis
This laboratory test measures the mineral and heavy metal content of hair. It is particularly beneficial when heavy metal accumulation is suspected - a hair measurement is more indicative of actual body stores, whereas blood measurements show more recent exposure.

 

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