What is energetic diagnosis?
Energetic diagnosis is different from Western medical diagnosis. It is less concerned with cause and effect, the linear progression of a disease and more with the patterns of events and sensations. It doesn’t rely heavily on standard tests like blood tests although these can be a help in some instances.
For example in Western medical Diagnosis the most important element of diagnosis in influenza is the presence of an influenza virus which is thought to cause the symptoms. In energetic diagnosis, cause is understood in a different way: eg run down from overwork; weakness of immune system; hereditary weakness. In addition to this, the personalised experience of the disease in the body is taken into account eg dizziness; weakness; cough; phlegm; appetite and thirst and stool.
Sometimes the Western diagnostic is very significant and should be obtained. At other times the Energetic diagnostic is very adequate and more illuminating as to an effective treatment.
How is the diagnosis obtained?
The energetic diagnosis is obtained from taking the details of the sensations and symptoms which you experience. Inspection of the tongue is also very useful here.
What terms will I hear in the diagnosis?
Energetic diagnosis is based on the oriental system (principally Chinese) and is expressed in terms like dryness, dampness, heat, excess, deficiency along with the name of an organ which is affected primarily by the disease pattern. For example there may be an influenza which is part of a pattern caused by a ‘deficient lung’ energy or a headache caused ‘heat in the liver’.
So you won’t hear complex medical terms in the relaying of the diagnosis. As you come to understand and be more in touch with your body as well as gain a little knowledge about the organs you will be able to relate to the diagnosis personally. A simple example is an indigestion problem which may be diagnosed as a spleen energy deficiency. The spleen is the organ that supports the stomach to do the digestion process. When lacking energy flow it causes weakness of digestion, tiredness and lack of appetite and is indicated by a pale tongue.
Purpose of this diagnosis
The purpose of this diagnosis is that we are more likely to understand the pattern of symptoms and so can find medicines which are specifically related to that diagnostic pattern. In this way we can be prescribe medicines more efficiently. The medicines needed for a headache would all be different depending whether the headache was caused by liver heat, deficient blood or from excess of stimulants and late nights.
If there was disease, lets say asthma, caused by living in a damp place we could advise that the client moves out of there, eliminating the cause. However not all people who live in a damp space get asthma and the other option is to help alter the inherent sensitivity to damp which is rooted in an internal weakness.
This type of diagnosis also enables us to recommend various foods and natural supplements which will assist you to get better and to avoid food and activities which will hinder your return to health.