BACKGROUND: Doctors who practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnose using four methods - inspection, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation, and pulse feeling/palpation. The shape and shape changes of the moon marks on the nails are an important indication when judging the patient's health. There are a series of classical and experimental theories about moon marks in TCM, which does not have support from statistical data.
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Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Opt & Elect, Lab 5,Guangdian Rd, Chengdu 610209, Sichuan, Peoples R China
Niu, Renjie,Fu, Chenyu,Xu, Zhiyong,et al. Automatic data-processing equipment of moon mark of nail for verifying some experiential theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine[J]. TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH CARE,2016,24:S725-S732.