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)|
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.