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Dr Ding Pulse Dx

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Floating Superficial Pulse pulse can be felt with light palpation but is relatively weak with deep palpation
Indications for Floating pulse Ext (superficial) syndrome Xu syndrome (yang qi floating out)pulse floating, large and weak, seen in prolonged illness and weakened condition
Sinking, deep pulse pulse is felt only with heavy pressure
Indication of Sinking deep pulse Deep and forceful - interior excess syndrome, Deep and weak - interior xu syndrome
Slow pulse the rate is slow with less than 4 BPB
Indications for slow pulse Slow and forceful-excess cold syndrome, Slow and weak - Xu cold syndrome (yang syndrome)
Rapid pulse the rate is fast, with more than 5 BPB
Indications for rapid pulse Heat syndrome: Rapid and forceful - excess heat, Rapid and weak - Xu heat (Yin Xu)
Swift pulse the rate is very fast 7-8 BPB Indicates extreme heat and Yin exhaust, approaching Qi collapse
Empty pulse the pulse is felt weak at all 3 levels
Indications for empty pulse Xu syndrome: Qi Xu (Pfads), Bld Xu (5 pales), empty-slow pulse spontaneous sweating cold limbs, likes warmth swollen tongue-yang Xu, Empty rapid pulse night sweating malar flush red tongue w/little coating or no coating --Yin Xu
excess, forceful, strong pulse the pulse is felt strong and forceful at all 3 levels, but best felt at moderate level.
Excess pulse indications Excess syndrome-cold, heat, food stgn, phlegm, Qi and bld stgn, Excessive Xie Qi and strong Zheng Qi
Created by: Crstnr