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Pulse Diagnosis

"May I feel your pulses?"


Along with observing the tongue, pulse diagnosis has been practiced for centuries in China and is an essential diagnostic tool in Chinese medicine. By observing the condition of the patients pulses, the practitioner can identify if there are blockages of Qi (life force or mental & spiritual energy), and the state of the blood, body fluids, and internal organs. . When feeling your pulses, your practitioner will use the pad of their fingers to press on the radial artery above both wrists at four different levels (superficial, intermediate, and deep). Pulses are then felt at three different positions called the cun, guan, and chi. Each position corresponds to a different internal organ or area of the body. Upon pressing, general characteristics like fast, slow, forceful, and weak are recognized. Diving deeper, qualities such as a hollow pulse (one you can push through), a wiry pulse (like a guitar 🎸 string tapping on your finger), or a slippery pulse (like a strand of pearls sliding under your finger) are noted. Every detailed aspect of your pulse means something different in the complex and elaborate world of Chinese medicine. . Some practitioners who have mastered pulse diagnosis can even read things like emotional trauma or the sex of an unborn baby 👶🏻 . . . . . . #pulsediagnosis #tcm #chinesemedicine#traditionalchinesemedicine #qi#mentalhealth #spiritualhealth #spirituality#emotions #fertility #acupuncture#acupuncturist #wellness #health#denveracupuncture #coloradoacupuncture#acu #holistic #holistichealth#naturalmedicine #holisticmedicine#denverhealth #denverholistic#coloradohealthcare #coloradoacu#mindbodysoul #wellnessjourney#justbreathe #inhale


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