TCM Dx Listen Smell
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TCM Dx Listen Smell
TCM Diagnosis Listening Smelling
Odor of the Patient
Odor of the Excreta
Odor of the Ward
Variation Reflects nature of illness and Healthy Energy
Loudness of Voice
Change of intonation
Husky Voice or Aphonia
Taciturnity generally signifies a Deficiency, Cold Syndrome.
Fretfulness and talkativness generally signify an Excess, or Heat Syndrome.
Fading Murmuring signifies a Deficient Syndrome.
Delerium signfies an Excess Syndrome.
Soliloquy is a Sx of Paraphasia; signfies Yin Syndrome, or an Obstruction of HT Aperature by Phlegm Condensation.
Ravings signify a Yang Syndrome.
Dysphasia signifies the covering up of Lucid Aperature by Wind-Phlegm, or the obstruction of Vss Collaterals by Wind-Phlegm.
LU is in charge of Vital Energy.
KD Governs the reception of Air.
Therefore, IAW TCM, abnormalities of respiration reflect the pathologic changes of LU & KD primarily.
Shortness of Breath.
Deficiency of Breath.
Weak & Thin- Def of LU & KD Qi, Internal Injury.
Strong & Coarse- Excess Heat which obstructs Throat.
Frequent Sighs- Stagnation of LR Qi.
Hiccup & Belching- Rebellious Qi of ST.
Breath: Wheezing & Coughing
Coarse, high-pitched Wheezing=Excess
Weak, Low-pitched Wheezing=Def
Loud, Explosive Cough=Excess
Dry Cough=LU Yin Def
2' Severe adverse uprising of ST Energy. Sound is Low, long, and Gruff; but does not occur repeatedly.
...with sour fetid odor usually signifies a sthenic, heat syndrome, and often caused by Retention of Food or Dyspepsia.
...with Sonorous sound but no putrid odor is usually 2' Hyperactivity of LR Energy which invades ST.
Frequent, odorless Eructation with Low Sound is usually 2' by Debility of SP-ST.
Odor of the Patient.
Odor from the Mouth.
Odor of Respiration.
Odor from the Nose.
Odor of the Body.
Odor of the Excreta.
Odor of the Ward.
Excess Gasping 2' Excess LU Heat, or the Retention of Phlegm-Fluid in the Chest.
Deficiency Gasping 2' Debility of LU-KD Energy.
External Pathogen- Wind, Cold, Heat, Dryness, Dampness, Fire.
Internal Disorders- Deficiency, Excess.
This indicates invol, loud, high-pitched sound w/ short duration thru throat 2' Adverse upward rushing ST Energy.
1. Successive, loud, energetic hiccup which breaks out repeatedly signifies Excess Heat Syndrome.
2. Low, Feeble Hiccup which breaks out intermittantly & Infrequently signifies Def, or Cold Syndrome.
3. Sudden onset Hiccups in Protracted illness or in critical condition signifies Collapse of ST Qi.