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The use of the radial pulse as a diagnostic tool is an integral part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) patient evaluation. In spite of its long history of use, there is little systematic information available to support the many claims about the relationship between pulse qualities and physiological condition contained in the ancient Chinese texts(More)
OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN The use of the radial pulse as a diagnostic tool is an important part of the Chinese medicine (CM) clinical evaluation. This study reports the findings of an investigation into inter-arm pulse strength differences in subjects and the relationship to traditional pulse claims relating to gender. METHOD Using a standardized pulse taking(More)
This study was undertaken to determine whether healthy adults exhibited characteristic pulse profiles. Pulse characteristics measured for 83 women and 65 men included presence at the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) locations (Cun, Guan, Chi); and depth (superficial, middle, deep), overall pulse force, relative pulse force, pulse width and pulse rhythm.(More)
Introduction Radial pulse palpation is a key element in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic process. However, descriptions of the normal pulse are typically vague, usually referring to the presence of the pulse at the middle level, with an average speed of between 70-75 beats per minute (bpm) and a quality that is ‘spirited’ and ‘neither hard(More)
The use of the radial pulse as a diagnostic tool is an important part of the Chinese medicine (CM) clinical evaluation. In spite of its long history of use, there is little systematic information available to support the many claims about the relationship between the pulse concepts contained in the classical Chinese texts and their manifestation in(More)
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