Table 1: Classification criteria for the diagnosis of TCM deficiency syndrome groups.

In the past week, did you often have the following symptoms?
(Often means more than 8 hours per day and more than four days per week)
Qi deficiency syndrome (qì xū)
1. Felt exhausted or lack of energy
2. Did not feel like talking or talked in a low and weak voice
3. Did not feel like moving about or did not have the strength to walk
Blood deficiency syndrome (xuè xū)
1. Dizziness
2. Pale looking face or nails
3. Hair drop/Hair loss
Yin deficiency syndrome (yīn xū)
1. Dry eyes or mouth
2. Night sweats
3. Palm or face flushing sensation
Yang deficiency syndrome (yáng xū)
1. Afraid of cold
2. Limbs feel cold
3. Wish to have hot drinks

*Patients who have 2 of 3 or more of the criteria in the Qi Deficiency, Blood Deficiency, Yin Deficiency, Yang Deficiency groups are compatible with that TCM syndrome.