The Four Ways to Figure Out How Someone Feels in Chinese Medicine

The four ways of figuring out how someone is feeling in Chinese medicine are: looking, asking questions, listening and smelling, and feeling the pulse. Usually, these four ways are used together.

When someone's eyes are bright, they talk clearly, their skin looks good and moist, and their breathing is steady, it usually means they are feeling well inside and out.

In Chinese medicine, the idea is that you can tell what's happening inside a person's body by paying attention to what's showing on the outside. So, by looking at things like how the skin looks or the energy someone has, an expert can get a good idea of how someone is feeling inside.

Asking Them Questions
Diagnosis by Questioning the Patient
Listening and Smelling for Cues
Checking the Pulse