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CAUSES OF DISEASES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

  1. External (climates) : Wind, Cold, Dampness, (humidity) Heat, Fire, and Dryness.
  2. Internal (emotions).
  3. Diet and Fatigue
  4. Reproductive problems
  5. Trauma
  6. Poisons
  7. Parasites
  8. hereditary
  9. Epidemics
** Wind
Wind is a leader of hundreds of disease.  it is belongs to Yang Force.  Wind disease is characterised by constant motions.  All the clinical symptoms of dizziness, tremor, spasm, pains that move from place to place etc. belong to the signs of wind.
Discussion of the causes of disease give an indication of what the TCM practitioner is trying to achieve in his diagnosis and what he is looking for.  He is not trying to categorise the patient's condition into one of the many thousands of disease states that are listed in western medicine such as arthritis, hepatitis, bronchitis, etc.  Instead they are trying to categorise the patient into energy levers; balances in the body (Yin and Yang).  It is for giving a patient diagnosis in Chinese Medicine.