Stud Health Technol Inform. 1997 ; 43 Pt A(): 285-9.
A consultation system integrating Chinese medical practice in herbaltherapy, acupuncture and acupressure.
Software ITC SA, Bucharest, Romania.
The paper presents an informatic system offering the acupuncturist, herbalist and acupressurist a rich source of clinical information. It adapts the theory of Chinese Medicine to Western medical practice and is solidly based on the ancient Chinese classics. The system provides an orientative diagnosis starting from the clinical picture of the patient consisting in syndrome differentiation. Based on the Yin-Yang and 5 Elements theory the remedy associated with the energetic imbalance is determinated. Then the tastes, nature and tropism implied by the principle of treatment are used to prescribe the herbal treatment. The treatment variants through acupuncture and acupressure are also indicated. The system is also useful in teaching Chinese Medicine.