Kampo Diagnosis Based on Sho
In Japanese Kampo medicine, Sho is a diagnosis based on kampo principles and an indication of the prescription.
The patient’s symptoms at any moment are recognized through the basic concepts of Yin-Yo; kyo-jitsu, ki, ketsu, and sui; six stages of disease; and the five parenchymatous viscera through Shi-shin. In addition, the doctor must identify any sign specific to the patient’s clinical condition. Taken together, they establish the Sho: They select the Kampo formula corresponding to the Sho.
Key wordsSho Kamo diagnosis Yin-Yo Kyo-jitsu Ki, ketsu, and sui Six stages of disease Shi-shin
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