So, what's the big deal with Pulse Diagnosis? Good question. This pulse diagnosis technique is probably very different than what you are used to in the world of Western Medicine. In addition to the rate, the shape, jump, and level of the pulse are very important. Each position of the radial pulse on the wrist is indicative of a different organ system in the body. An accurate Chinese Medicine Pulse Diagnosis can tell the Acupuncturist where the patient has inadequate circulation, inflammation, and organ dysfunction.
I have been blessed to study with some wonderful Pulse, Acupuncture, and Herbal teachers. An individual's radial pulse is palpated in order to investigate each patient's digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems. This pulse diagnosis is extremely important in choosing the appropriate acupuncture points and herbal remedies for patients and achieving fast, effective results.