The Normal Pulse

Pulse-Palpation

The Normal Pulse The normal pulse is defined as: neither deep nor superficial, wide nor thin, forceful nor forceless, with a regular rhythm, between 60-90 beats per minute.

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Simple Pulse Qualities: Width

Pulse-Palpation

Width: thin-wide A thin pulse suggests a lack of substance in the vessels.

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The Floating, Superficial Pulse (Fu Mai)

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Floating Pulse (浮脈 Fu Mai, superficial) Key point: superficial, Indications: exterior condition: defensive yang mobilizes externally bringing with it the qi and blood, resulting in the floating pulse.

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The Submerged, Deep Pulse (Chen Mai)

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Submerged Pulse (沉脈 Chen Mai, deep)Key point: deep. Indications:(Forceful) interior excess condition: excessive pathogenic factors obstruct the outward and upward movement of the qi, blood, and yang.

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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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