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The Wiry, String-Taut, Taut, String-Like, Bowstring Pulse (Xian Mai)

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Wiry Pulse (弦脈 Xian Mai, string-taut, taut, string-like, bowstring) Key points: long, taut, stable (not vibrating) Indications: Liver/GB disease: tense vascular qi due to qi stagnation being unable to move blood and the blood filling and pressing outward on the vessel.

Last modified: July 18, 2009 · al · No Comments
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The Tight, Tense Pulse (Jin Mai)

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Tight Pulse (緊脈 Jin Mai, tense) Key points: tense, taut, forceful, vibrating (unstable, movable) Indications: Cold: cold causes constriction, vessel contracts, pulse becomes tight.

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Constitutional Exceptions to Pulse Qualities

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Constitutional Exceptions Now that you’ve gotten very good at differentiating all the subtle and not-so-subtle pathological findings in the pulse, you can throw all of that away. There are simply some people who have these really bizarre pulses that are just unique to them but do not indicate any pathology.

Last modified: July 16, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Anatomical Anomalies in Pulse Diagnosis

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Anatomical Anomalies These next two pulses are more structural anomalies. Simply stated, the radial artery is not located along the Lung channel where we usually find it. Rather it can be found elsewhere. This is often the case where you have a robust individual with a ridiculously deep, thin, and weak pulse. That’s because the […]

Last modified: July 15, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Pulse Diagnosis Continuing Education for Acupuncturists

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This concludes the Pulse Diagnosis lecture at gancao.net. If you’d like CEU credit (CA) or PDA credits (NCCAOM) please sign up to take the test at your convenience.

Last modified: July 14, 2009 · al · No Comments
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