Other diagnostic tools used include general observation, palpation, and listening. While working on the cruise ships it was quite common for me to treat patients who spoke little to no English. They may point at the area of pain or discomfort and that was the only hint I received. However, by looking at the tongue, feeling the pulses, observing the body (posture, color, tone, shape, gait, etc.), palpating along the meridians or channels, and listening to the voice or body language (quiet, loud, soft, weak, choking, sobbing, timid, etc.) I was able to treat appropriately and see amazing results.

Another situation I come across frequently in the health industry is lack of information. Not everyone wants to tell their full story to a stranger. The most common complaint I deal with is pain related. However, after the pain has decreased or disappeared completely and a trusting environment has blossomed, people open up and ask me how I knew to treat their insomnia, or anxiety, or constipation. The body knows. Through diagnostic tools used over thousands of years, the body tells the story to the practitioner while leaving the embarrassing details private. By addressing the imbalances, ALL symptoms are treated. The journey is yours, the guidance is offered, and the rewards are shared.