DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

1) Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: Chinese Pulse Diagnosis is considered to be one of the most accurate ways to detect patterns of ill health by reading subtle signs of distress within the body system. The art of reading a pulse involves interpreting the flow of blood and subtle waveform variations through the radial artery at the wrists. In the hands of an expert practitioner, the pulse can reveal many common health concerns. James Carter has fully dedicated himself to mastering pulse diagnosis and using it daily to help his patients.

2) Auricular Diagnosis: Auricular Medicine is a highly scientific medical system, which can diagnose and treat many different diseases of the body and the mind solely through the ears. Created by Dr. Li-Chun Huang, an internationally renowned physician; whom James Carter has studied under. Auricular Diagnosis is based upon cutting edge research in the fields of embryology, anatomy, genetics, immunology, pathomorphology, and the functioning of the autonomic, sympathetic and peripheral nervous systems. There are over 400 acupuncture points on each ear that represent the anatomical parts and physiological functions of the human body. By observing points of tenderness, coloration changes, protrusions or depressions, and skin texture variations, a great deal of information can be gathered. Methods of Ear Diagnosis can be summarized into 4 Steps: Inspection: Vision Diagnosis, Tenderness Method of Palpation, Electrical Detection, Differentiation.

3) Tongue Diagnosis: The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, both to the cardiovascular system, nervous system, and internal organs. It is therefor very useful and important during inspection for confirming proper Chinese diagnosis. It can present strong visual indicators of a person's overall health and vitality. Based on the color, shape, texture, coating, vein pattern, and movement, we can gather a great deal of information about what is happening physiologically and functionally in the body.