Summary Chart of Pulse Diagnosis Indications

Summary Chart of Pulse Diagnosis Indications

  Excess Heat Excess Cold Pain Phlegm Stagnation Food Stagnation Qi and Blood Stagnation Dampness Qi Xu Blood Xu Yin Xu Yang Xu Excess Pathogens Masses Zheng Qi Xu Other
Surging/Hong                            
Forceful/Shi                           Excess Zheng Qi
Slippery/Hua                      
Long/Chang                          
Wiry/Xuan                     Liv/GB disorders
Rapid/Shu                            
Rapid irregular/Cu                   Atrial Fibrillation
Tight/Jin                        
Confined, Firm/Lao                       Hernia
Hidden/Fu                       Syncope, lack of circulation, coma
Moving, Throbbing/Dong                         Shock
Regular Intermittent/Dai                         Zang Fu Qi Xu, Wind, Fear
Hesitant, Choppy/Se                     Heart Palpitations, Consumption of Essence
Knotted/Jie                     Heart Palpitations
Short/Duan                          
Thready/Xi                        
Soft, Soggy/Ru                      
Minute, Indistinct/Wei                      
Scattered/San                           Yuan Qi Xu
Forceless/Xu                         Damage By Summerheat
Weak/Ruo                         Simultaneous Qi and Blood Xu
Hollow/Kou                         Great loss of Blood
Drumskin, Tympanic, Leathery/Ge                           Hemorrhage, Spermatorrhea, Abortion, Heavy Menstruation
Swift, Hurried/Ji                           Yuan Qi Xu, Excess Yang, Heart Palpitations
Large, Big/Da                          
Deep/Chen                           Interior Accumulations
Slow/Chi                          
Slowed Down/Huan                           Spleen, Stomach Xu
Floating/Fu                             External,Yin or Yang loosing root in lower body floating to top

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