Open Access Research Article

Application of Infrared Thermography in “Color Diagnosis” of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chih-Sheng Chen1,2,6,7, Zhi-Ren Tsai4,5, Hung-Jen Lin6,7, Tung-Ti Chang6,7, Yung-Ming Chang8,9, and Rungsheng Chen3*

1Assistant Professor, Department of Food Nutrition and Health Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung 413, Taiwan

2Director of Chinese Medicine, Asia University Hospital, Taichung 413, Taiwan

3Associate Professor, Department of Optometry, Asia University, Taichung 413, Taiwan

4Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University, Taichung 413, Taiwan

5Researcher, Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taichung 404, Taiwan

6Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, 404, Taiwan

7School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan

8School of Chinese Medicine for Post-Baccalaureate, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 840, Taiwan.

9Chinese Medicine Department, E-DA Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Received Date:August 14, 2021;  Published Date:October 25, 2021


The color diagnosis is to observe the changes of the patient’s facial features and facial features can be a diagnostic method to understand the condition. The theory and technology of TCM color diagnosis are self-contained and have accumulated rich experience in about 2000 years. However, it is still in a visual description of visual inspection and expression in language. It is influenced by the amount of doctor’s experience and language expression ability. It has strong subjectivity and poor clarity.

Using infrared thermal imaging technology to carry out objective research on color diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it can establish the model for color diagnosis of TCM.

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