The Hidden Pulse (Fu Mai)


Hidden Pulse (伏脈 Fu Mai)

key point: very deep

Indications: (forceful) pathogens obstructing the interior: qi and blood cannot flow or lift externally.

(Forceless) syncope (yang deficiency): yang is too weak to push the qi and blood outward to the exterior of the body.

Explanation: this is essentially the same mechanisms as the submerged pulse. Either pathogenic factors inhibit the rising of the yang qi, or the yang qi is too weak to lift the pulse out of the submerged level. Hidden pulse is simply a deeper version of the submerged (deep) pulse.

p.hidden The Hidden Pulse (Fu Mai)

The Hidden Pulse

4.1.47.table The Hidden Pulse (Fu Mai)

Comparison of Deep Pulses

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Last modified: August 11, 2009  Tags: ,  ·  Posted in: Pulse Class, Pulse-Palpation