Some articles on pattern, pattern diagnosis, patterns:
... The process of determining which actual pattern is on hand is called 辩证 (pinyin biàn zhèng, usually translated as "pattern diagnosis", "pattern identification" or ... Generally, the first and most important step in pattern diagnosis is an evaluation of the present signs and symptoms on the basis of the "Eight Principles" (八纲, pinyin bā gāng) ... There are no generalized characteristic symptoms of interior patterns, since they'll be determined by the affected zàng or fǔ entity ...
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