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Treatment of Symptoms & Causes


Root Zheng Qi (cause)

Branch pathogenic Qi diagnosis (symptoms)


From Locations

- Root, Zang Fu

- Branch, superficial body

Complicated Conditions

- Root, 1st conditions to effect patient

- Branch, conditions that appear after


Acute Conditions

- treat branch 1st

If someone comes with a very acute injury or pathogen but is otherwise healthy get them into treatment quickly to relieve current symptoms, next time talk more with them to find and treat root problem(s).


*Generally speaking when treating anything, our main principle is to treat the root and branch together.

*The most common causes of disease: pre or post heaven deficiency, and Wood attack Earth.


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