Simple Pulse Qualities: Strength


Strength: forceful-forceless.

If there is one pulse quality that should be a take-home message, it is this.

A forceful (strong) pulse indicates excess. A forceless (weak) pulse suggests deficiency. Mostly this excess or deficiency is talking about qi, but it could include yang as well.

Simplistic Alism: qi deficiency plus symptoms of cold = yang deficiency.

Normal Pulse Force

Normal Pulse Force

Next: pulse width.

Last modified: August 19, 2009  Tags: ,  В·  Posted in: Pulse Class, Pulse-Palpation