The reliable measurement of radial pulse characteristics.

  title={The reliable measurement of radial pulse characteristics.},
  author={Emma King and Deirdre M. Cobbin and Sean Walsh and Damien P Ryan},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  volume={20 4},
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 and echoed in modern pulse terminology. This study reports the development of a reliable means of measuring and recording pulse… CONTINUE READING

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