Clinic Data-Based Diagnostics of Body Types and Syndromes with Herbal Therapy (Paperback)
A Chinese doctor in the 18th century said, "When people have the same disease and are treated in the same way, some may recover while others may get worse instead of recovery. Why is that? It may be attributed to different physical conditions." This is like what Sir William Osler (1849-1919) said, "Don't tell me what type of disease the patient has, tell me what type of patient has the disease." In order to treat patients successfully, a practicing doctor must know three essential things: first, the nature of the patient's physical conditions, which refers to their body types; second, the nature of the disease under treatment, which refer to the differentiation regarding syndromes of diseases; third, the nature of therapeutic agents in use, which refer to the therapeutic effects of formulas, herbs, acupuncture points, and foods, etc.