Simple Pulse Qualities: Width


Width: thin-wide

A thin pulse suggests a lack of substance in the vessels. As the graphic below describes, this is most likely a deficiency of blood or yin. However, dampness accumulation can also obstruct the quantity of substance in the blood vessel, and in the case of an overweight person, you might consider dampness as causing the thin pulse too. This is described in further detail on the thin pulse page.

The wide pulse arises from an excessive pathogenic factor or excessive constitution (even if this means only youth) fighting off the pathogenic factor.

Normal Pulse Width

Normal Pulse Width

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Last modified: August 18, 2009  Tags: ,  В·  Posted in: Pulse Class, Pulse-Palpation