In our TCM consultation process at Yi TCM, we honor the essence of the Chinese character for “doctor,” represented by the character 医, which embodies the concept of healing and care. Our approach combines the wisdom of Eastern medicine with the insights of Western knowledge, offering a comprehensive and integrative healthcare experience tailored to your individual needs.
Patient History: The TCM practitioner begins by taking a detailed medical history, which includes information about the patient’s current health concerns, past medical history, family history, lifestyle, diet, sleep patterns, emotional well-being, and any medications or supplements being taken. This comprehensive intake helps the practitioner understand the patient’s overall health and potential underlying imbalances.
Observation: TCM practitioners often conduct observational assessments by examining physical features such as the tongue, skin complexion, and nails. These observations can provide insights into potential imbalances or patterns within the body according to TCM principles.
Pulse Diagnosis: Pulse diagnosis in TCM involves assessing the pulse at various points on the wrist. Practitioners evaluate qualities such as rhythm, speed, depth, and strength of the pulse in different positions, which are associated with specific meridians and organs in the body. Pulse diagnosis helps in determining imbalances and patterns of disharmony.
Palpation and Physical Examination: TCM practitioners might conduct palpation of specific areas to identify areas of tenderness or other physical signs related to the patient’s complaint. This might involve feeling for areas of discomfort or assessing the body’s energy flow at certain acupuncture points.
Diagnosis and Pattern Identification: Based on the gathered information from the patient’s history, observations, pulse diagnosis, and physical examination, the TCM practitioner formulates a diagnosis according to TCM principles. This diagnosis often involves identifying patterns of disharmony, such as excess or deficiency, heat or cold, yin or yang imbalances, within the body’s energetic system.
Treatment Plan: After establishing a diagnosis, the TCM practitioner develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs. This plan typically includes a combination of therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary recommendations, lifestyle modifications, exercise (such as qigong or tai chi), and other TCM modalities to address the identified imbalances and restore harmony to the body.
Follow-Up: Follow-up consultations are essential in TCM to monitor progress, make adjustments to the treatment plan if necessary, and assess the overall response to the therapies prescribed.
At Yi TCM, the fusion of Eastern healing traditions and Western knowledge in our consultations embodies our commitment to providing you with the most comprehensive, effective, and personalized healthcare services. Our goal is to harmoniously blend the strengths of both Eastern and Western medicine to support your health and wellness journey.
Did we mention that our physicians are bilingual in both English and Chinese? They bring a wealth of qualifications, including degrees, master’s degrees, and even PhDs from prestigious institutions like NTU and various renowned universities.
First consult (Principal Physician)
First consult (Senior Physician and Physician)
Subsequent consult (Principal Physician)
Subsequent consult (Senior Physician and Physician)
House Call (Trip fee on top of consultation and treatment fees)
Teleconsult (Only for existing patients)