I have done a lot of research over the past few weeks for myself and issues that I have so that I may treat them with herbalism in TCM. I am having difficulty with research that I wish to do for my mother who suffers chronic back-to-back sinus infections almost all year. My question is; What patterns in Traditional Chinese Medicine May be responsible for a sinus infection of this type and severity? I will continue to discuss with my mother about the rest of her body to get a clearer picture of what’s going on, but I need help.
Remember, however, you arrive at the TCM diagnosis through diagnostic tools such as pulse, tongue, questions, history, palpation, etc. - all the common tools. The actual symptoms are only mildly relevant in ultimate terms - you want the underlying causal framework which is what TCM cares about. I would suggest reading “treating the cause vs the symptoms” to understand the process a bit better in basic terms.