Asking Them Questions

This involves asking the person about things like when the pain started, their past health, daily habits, and more. Long ago, Chinese health experts made a list of 10 important questions to ask. These questions are about feeling cold or hot, sweating, how the head and body feel, going to the bathroom, eating habits, how the chest feels, and hearing. They also ask about thirst, pulse and skin color, and mood.

Over time, the last two questions on the list have changed. Now, the ninth question asks about any old health issues, and the tenth question asks about what might be causing the health issues.