After being diagnosed with various conditions in the past and working my way through understanding what they mean to me, I am learning that reflection can be important. A diagnosis in Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic terms is a poetry of the many systems in the body as reflected in nature and society. In Western Medicine, it can inspire various emotions and perceptions of possibilities of what could occur, and what is occurring, as one part of the whole or the whole is being labeled. It can inspire the memory of someone else who has the condition, or the worst case scenario from an outside source. For some conditions there is a cure and you recover, a cold, or a flu are good examples. With others there is a remission. The importance of being positive no matter what the diagnosis cannot be stressed enough. Like I've mentioned before and hopefully this blog shares, is that there are many options of treatments and ways of looking at a condition.
In Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda we understand the body changes from one visit to the next as the healing processes occur. We test this through reading the tongue and the pulses. We observe this through the intake and other signs that the body gives which reminds us that every season is a bit different each year. Therefore the diagnosis can shift as the body re-balances through stages. This depends on the nutrition, exercise, profession, location and more. Its about finding the balance that brings about renewed health and an empowered being.