The Database

A unique and independent database system was specially developed in Taoclinic, based on object oriented programming. This enables speedy, efficient and robust handling of data, in addition to being highly flexible.


In this section you can learn about:


The database system contains the following features:

  • A vast and wide-ranging store of information in all areas of Chinese Medicine
  • Active referral system among all the areas, allowing for retrieval of extensive and accurate data
  • Options for updating and adding information. Data can be edited and/or expanded as needed. Index names can be edited and their texts changed and/or expanded. New indexes can be added and incorporated with appropriate referrals
  • Unlimited indexes additions to every existing list, unlimited text for each.
  • Smart navigation abilities combined with multiple document interfaces, to expose the user to the largest amount of data in the clearest and most intuitive manner.


This is a "Formulas Page" example. All parts of the window are adjustable. You can resize, move, dock in/out, and change the fonts/styles/colors:

Database Formula

The database contains the following information:


Symptoms: Approximately 1500 symptoms, with referrals to acupoints, formulas, herbs, point combinations and syndromes, for making accurate diagnosis. More than 1000 indications and more than 400 functions are listed.


Chinese Syndromes: More than 80 syndromes related to internal organs are included, with detailed etiologies, treatment principles and suggested treatments with explanations (acupuncture, formulas, point combinations, nutrition).


Chinese Nutrition: Taoclinic provides practical nutritional information with regard to approximately 300 food items. The practitioner can obtain a listing of foods that balance each syndrome or a list of syndromes that are balanced by a particular food item.

acupuncture diseases

Western Diseases: Approximately 250 Western diseases are listed, with information about the disease, associated Chinese syndromes and relevant treatment with acupuncture and/or herbs.


Acupoints: All the points on the main meridians and a large selection of extra points (more than 450 acupoints in all) are listed, with the functions and indications of each. In addition, point locations, how to find the points, needling techniques and detailed photos and anatomical charts are given. Every point is also linked to a photo and Mandarin dialect voice file.

acupuncture points

Auricular Therapy: A detailed listing is given of the ear acupoints, with a comprehensive, comparative indication of the location, based on four different sources. The locations are depicted on a beautiful photograph of an actual ear. Point functions are given in detail.


Point Combinations: More than 400 combinations are presented, for the first time with an explanatory text for each combination. The program provides a search system to enable the most effective use of this feature.


Formulas: More than 300 classic Chinese formulas are given, with the Chinese name, the English name, list of herbs, amount of each ingredient, formula category and functions, indications and contraindications. Provisions exist to place an order directly with a pharmacy, either by e-mail or fax. Every formula is linked to a Mandarin dialect voice file.


Modifications: More than 1000 modifications of classic formulas are given, including a description of the functions and referral to symptoms.


Herb Antagonisms: A safety feature built into the program will caution the user in the event that a prohibited or unnecessary combination of herbs is included in a formula construction for a treatment.

This is a "Herbs Page" example. As always, all parts of the window are adjustable. You can resize, move, dock in/out, and change the fonts/styles/colors:

acupuncture herbs

Herbs: Over 600 medicinal herbs are listed, with the Chinese and Western name, category, qualities, functions, actions, biochemical components, contraindications, recommended daily dosages. Every herb is linked to a photo and Mandarin dialect voice file.

 It is possible to list the herbs by any category:

acupuncture herbs

Meridians: Interactive graphic depictions of the meridians on three-dimensional figures, with detailed description of the pathway, including internal branches. Every acupoint is shown on the meridian and is also a hotspot through which detailed information can be obtained, including detailed charts showing the bones, muscles and tendons in relation to the point.

acupuncture meridians