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Investigating the reliability of Japanese Toyohari Meridian Therapy Diagnosis

O'Brien, Kylie A and Birch, Stephen and Abbas, Estelle and Movsessian, Paul and Hook, Michael and Komesaroff, Paul A (2009) Investigating the reliability of Japanese Toyohari Meridian Therapy Diagnosis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , 15 (10). pp. 1099-1105. ISSN 1557-7708

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Abstract

Toyohari Meridian Therapy (TMT) is a Japanese system of acupuncture. Little is know how reliable TMT is for pulse, abdominal and pattern diagnosis, being the two main diagnostic methods used in TMT. A study of the level of agreement between two TMT practitioners suggests a reasonable level of agreement in pulse and abdominal diagnosis and room for improvement for the level of agreement for primary and secondary sho diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22948, Toyohari Meridian Therapy (TMT), acupuncture, acupoint treatment, yin-yang theory, Meridian therapy
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 03:26
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 03:26
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8887
DOI: 10.1089/acm.2009.0020
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