Case Number 32

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


In this case Xu Shuwei is clarifying the difference between what he perceived as two common and somewhat similar syndromes – the Latent Qi syndrome and Immature Yang syndrome. He devotes the case to differential diagnosis of these two syndromes, focusing on differences in the pulses. He is stern in his warning about misdiagnosis and consequent treatment with incorrect medication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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