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The Moderate, Slowed-down, Lax, Retarded, Leisurely Pulse (Huan Mai)

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Moderate Pulse (緩脈 Huan Mai, slowed-down, lax, retarded, leisurely)Key points: feels slow to the fingers, but normal by the clock. Indications: Dampness: sticky substance impedes flow of qi and blood in vessels.

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The Rapid Pulse (Shuo Mai)

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Rapid Pulse (90-140 bpm) (數脈 Shuo Mai) key point: fast. Indications: (Forceful) Excess heat: excessive heat stimulates the circulation of the qi and blood.

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The Racing, Hurried, Urgent, Swift Pulse (Ji Mai)

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Racing Pulse (疾脈 Ji Mai, hurried, urgent, swift) key point: extremely rapid (over 140 bpm) Indications: (Forceful) Excess heat: heat excites movement of blood leading to the rapid pulse.

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The Consistently Irregular, intermittent, or regularly intermittent pulse (Dai Mai)

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Consistently Irregular Pulse (代脈 Dai Mai, intermittent, regularly intermittent) Key points: regularly missed beats Indications: (Rapid) Wind, pain, emotional shock: pathogenic factors cause qi stagnation leading to intermittent pauses in the pulse.

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The Rapid Irregular, Hasty, Abrupt, Skipping Pulse (Cu Mai)

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Rapid Irregular Pulse (促脈 Cu Mai, hasty, abrupt, skipping) Key points: rapid with irregular pauses. Indications: (Forceful) excess heat (causing stagnation), or stagnation (generating heat.

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The Slow Irregular, Knotted, Bound Pulse (Jie Mai)

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Slow Irregular Pulse (結脈 Jie Mai, knotted, bound) Key points: slow with irregular pauses. Indications: (forceful) Stagnation, cold, tumor or masses: pathogenic factors stagnate within the vessels, block blood circulation.

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The Deficient, Empty, Vacuous Pulse (Xu Mai)

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Deficient Pulse (虛脈 Xu Mai, empty, vacuous) Key points: forceless at all three levels, can be wide.

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The Excessive, Full, Replete Pulse (Shi Mai)

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Excessive Pulse (實脈 Shi Mai, full, replete) Key points: long, wide, forceful on all three depths. Indications: pathogenic factors with strong anti-pathogenic qi: excess condition causes excess pulse.

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The Flooding, Surging, Overflowing Pulse (Hong Mai)

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Flooding Pulse (洪脈 Hong Mai, surging, overflowing) Key points: forceful, wide, comes stronger than going Indications: qi level heat (wen bing, four levels), yang ming jing bing (Shang Han Lun), or Lung and Stomach heat (zang fu). All three of these pathologies are describing the same presentation.

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The Large, Big Pulse (Da Mai)

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Large Pulse (Big, 大脈 Da Mai) key point: wide. Indications: (forceful) excess heat: heat causes blood and qi to move more quickly and dilates blood vessels.

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