What are the six superficial pulses?
(Fu) Floating, (Hong) Surging-Flooding, (Ru) Soft-Soggy, (San) Scattered, (Kuo) Hollow, (Ge) Leather-Tympanic
What are the four deep pulses?
(Chen) Deep-Sinking, (Fu) Hidden, (Lao) Firm-confined, (Ruo) Weak-frail
What are the four slow pulses?
(Chi) Slow, (Huan) Slowed-down, (Se) Choppy, (Jie) Knotted
What are the four Rapid pulses?
(Shuo) Rapid-fast, (Cu) Abrupt-hasty, (Ji) Swift, (Dong) Moving-Spinning bean
What are the five Deficient pulses?
(Xu) Empty-deficient, (Wei) Minute-feeble, (Xi) Thready-thin, (Dai) Intermittent-regularly, (Duan) Short
What are the five Excess pulses?
(Shi) Full-forceful, (Hua) Slippery, (Jin) Tight-tense, (Chang) Long, (Xian) Wiry, stringy
What pulse is most likely found in a patient with stagnation of Qi and Blood?
What are the three types of pulse categories that are characteristic of Yang pulses?
Superficial, Rapid, Excess
What are three types of pulse categories that are characteristic of Yin pulses?
Deep, Slow, Defiecient
Are dark yellow face, lying in bed, and abdominal pain relieved by compression all Yin symptoms?
Which pulse would you expect to find in a patient exhibiting: cough, fever, anhidrosis, headache, aversion to cold, itchy throat, thin and white sputum, nasal obstruction?
What type of pulses together would you expect to find in a patient exhibiting sallow skin, a feeling of heaviness in the body, lassitude, aversion to cold, absence of thirst, no appetite, epigastric stuffiness, pale tongue, thick white tongue fur?
What is the weak pulse in the category of deep pulse?
A floating-slippery pulse is an important indication of what?
Wind-phlegm or Wind-damp
If you have a superficial/floating pulse and it is tight, what is the indication?
External cold (wind-cold)
A floating and slowed-down pulse indicates what?
External Qi xu
A superficial and fast pulse indicates what?
External heat (wind-heat)
A pulse that is deep and slow indicates what?
A deep and thin pulse indicates what?
A deep, thin and fast pulse indicates what?
Internal yin xu
What does a deep and slowed-down pulse indicate?
Internal Qi xu
What does a deep and slippery pulse indicate?
Internal phlegm or damp
What is the most common indication of wiry pulse?
What does a wiry and thin pulse indicate?
LR Yin xu
What does a wiry and thin pulse indicate?
LR Yin xu
A slippery and fast pulse can have what five indications?
Damp heat, phlegm heat, food retention, pregnant with heat, phlegm fire.
What are the three crisis pulses?
Scattered, Minute, Swift.
What are the three irregular pulses?
Knotted, Intermittent, Abrupt
What three pulses can all indicate phlegm?
Slippery, Wiry, Choppy
Slow pulse indicates __________, while fast pulse indicates _________.
The feeling of a slippery pulse is the opposite to which pulse?
A flooding pulse feels opposite to which pulse?
A long pulse indicates __________ versus a short pulse which indicates what?
Excess, Qi xu or Stagnation.
Tight is an excess pulse and slow is a slow pulse, but they are both indications of what?
Slow pulse is due to cold syndrome, while slowed-down is due to dampness or sp deficiency, what is the timing difference between slow and slowed-down?
Less than 60 beats, still 60 beats
What four aspects will you look to to observe a normal pulse?
Frequency, stomach qi, shen, root.
What are the three positions of the right pulse?
LU, SP/ST, KD Yang
What are the three positions of the left pulse?
HT, LR/GB, KD Yin
What are the three levels of touch for the pulse?
Lifting, pressing, searching.
What pulse has most strength at upper most level and can be felt with only a slight touch?
Floating (fu), external invasion or internal xu.
Which pulse is broad, large and forceful like dashing waves that gradually decline? indicates what?
Surging (hong), excess heat.
Which pulse is superficial, thready without strength, like thread floating on water but grows faint on hard pressuring? indicates what?
Soft-soggy (ru), deficiency/dampness, typically SP Qi xu.
Which pulse is superficial, irregular without root, hardly perceptible? indicates what?
Scattered (san), depletion of yuan Qi (crisis).
Which pulse is superficial, large, empty inside like on the scallion stalk? indicates what?
Hollow (kou), loss of blood/yin xu.
T/F; Regular intervals are characteristic of Jie/Cu/Dong?
Which pulse is fast, empty inside like on a drum? indicates what?
Leather/tympanic (Ge), essence, or blood xu.
What is the pulse that has most strength at lowest level and requires deep pressure to feel well? indicates what?
Deep-sinking (chen); internal syndrome- either excess or xu.
A deep pulse, pale swollen tongue, teeth marks, and scalloped, will indicate what?
Which pulse can only be felt by pressing hard to the bone, image is like the dog crouching on the ground? Indicates what?
Hidden (fu), closing syndrome, syncope, extreme pain.
Which pulse is full, large, wiry and long; is a form of hidden pulse? indicates what?
Firm-confined (lao), cold, internal excess, shen disorder, mass.
Which pulse is deep, thready without strength, clear boundary, soft? indicates what?
Weak-frail (ruo), qi/blood xu, usually sp qi weakness.
If a pulse is deep with strength the indication is ________ ________, if it is without strength, the indication is _________ __________.
Internal excess, internal xu.
What pulse is uneven and rough like a knife scrapping bamboo? indicates what?
Choppy (se), blood xu, blood stag., phlegm, food stag.
Which pulse is a slow pulse pausing at irregular intervals, seems to miss a beat with no apparent pattern? indicates what?
Knotted (jie), yin excess, cold phlegm, blood stasis, qi stag., blockage, obstruction.
Which is the one slow pulse that will NEVER indicate cold?
Which pulse is greater than 90 beats per minute (5 beats/breath)? indicates what?
Rapid-fast (shuo), heat syndrome, fever.
Which pulse is hurried, rapid, irregular missed, considered excess version of the knotted pulse? indicates what?
Abrupt-hasty (Cu), excessive yang heat, qi and blood stag., phlegm or food retention.
Which pulse is greater than 120 beats a min or 7 beats a breath? indicates what?
Swift (ji), depletion of yuan qi (crisis).
Which pulse is short, slippery, fast, forecful; it is felt in only one position and is said to be incomplete? indicates what?
Moving-spinning bean (dong), pain, frightened.
Which pulse is forceless on the three regions at three levels of pressure, feeble and void? Indicates what?
Empty-deficient (xu), deficiency syndrome (xu of blood worse than weak/fine, not so much as faint).
Which pulse is extremely thin and soft, feeling thready and soft, scarcely perceptible? indicates what?
Minute-feeble-faint (wei), yin/yang/qi/blood xu (crisis).
Which pulse is very distinct and clear? indicates what?
Thready-thin-fine (xi), xu due to overstrain and stress, yin xu, blood xu, qi xu, dampness, essence xu due to chronic illness.
Which pulse seems to miss a beat with a definite pattern; slow pulse pausing at regular intervals? Indicates what?
Intermittent/regularly intermittent (Dai) , exhaustion of the organs or trauma/accident.
Which pulse cannot be felt over all three finger positions? indicates what?
Short (Duan), qi xu, qi stag or block.
Which pulse can be felt strongly on all three levels, vigorously and forcefully on both light and heavy pressure? Indicates what?
Full-replete-forceful (Shi), excess heat.
What pulse is smooth, flowing like pearls rolling on a dish? indicates what?
Slippery-smooth-rolling (Hua), dampness, phlegm, food retention, pregnancy (never xu).
Which pulse is forceful like a stretched rope or cord? indicates what?
Tight-tense (Jin), cold, pain, food retention.
Does a tight/tense pulse indicate a yang xu?
No, this is in the excess category, so it is always a full cold.
Which pulse is straight, beyond position, lengthy extent and prolonged stroke? indicates what?
Long (chang) , excess yang qi, heat.
Which pulse is taut, straight, long, like a violin string? (feels leathery, but deep instead of superficial) indicates what?
Wiry-stringy-taut (Xian), liv/gb problems, pain, phlegm, malaria.
In addition to the 28 regular pulses, there are ____ strange and ____ death pulses.
Food retention leads to what? And would have what pulse?
Heat; Slippery and fast.