The 'Eight Principles' of Chinese Medicine diagnosis

The 'Eight Principles' of Chinese Medicine diagnosis

Chinese: 八纲辨证      Pinyin: Bā Gāng Biàn Zhèng

Summary: The Eight Principles is the most important theoretical tool Chinese practitioners use for their diagnosis. It is used to identify the nature of the pattern affecting patients as well as establish the what treatment they should pursue.

The Eight Principles refer to the Interior/Exterior, Hot/Cold, Excess/Deficiency and Yin/Yang nature of diseases in Chinese Medicine.