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.
Width: thin-wide A thin pulse suggests a lack of substance in the vessels.
Floating Pulse (жµ®и„€ 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.
Submerged Pulse (жІ‰и„€ 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.
Slow Irregular Pulse (зµђи„€ 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.