1. Abnormal Pulse Conditions and their clinical Significance:
    • The Pulse Classics lists 21 kind of Abnormal Pulses.
    • Now 28 Abnormal Pulses are listed in 6 Categories:
    • Floating and Deep.
    • Slow and Rapid.
    • Feeble and Replete.
  2. Floating Pulse:
    • Feels distinct only on Light Touch and slightly weakned on Pressing.
    • "The wood floating on water."
  3. Clinical Significance Floating Pulse:
    • Exterior Syndrome:
    • Exterior.
    • Def Syndrome.
    • Upward escape of Yang Qi.
  4. Deep Pulse:
    Pulse feels distinct only on Heavy Pressing.
  5. Clinical Signficance Deep Pulse:
    • Interior Syndrome:
    • Interior.
    • Interior Def- Deep and Feeble.
    • Interior Excess Syndrome- Deep and Energetic.
  6. Slow Pulse:
    Pulse whose frequency is less than 60/min.
  7. Clinical Signficance Slow Pulse:
    • Cold Syndrome:
    • Cold.
    • Def Cold Syndrome- Slow and Feeble.
    • Excess Cold Syndrome- Slow and Energetic.
  8. Rapid Pulse:
    Pulse whose freq faster than 90/min.
  9. Clinical Significance Rapid Pulse:
    • Heat Syndrome:
    • Def Heat Syndrome- Rapid and Feeble.
    • Excess Heat Syndrome- Rapid and Energetic.
  10. Flooding Pulse:
    • Feels Full and Large, coming vigorously like waves surging and going gently.
    • "The tide waves."
  11. Clinical Significance Flooding Pulse:
    • Exuberance of Qi and Hyperactivity of Fire.
    • Febrile Heat in Qi Level.
  12. Indistinct Pulse:
    Extremely Soft and Thready; discernable one moment, indistinct the next.
  13. Clinical Significance Indistinct Pulse:
    • Collapse of Yang.
    • Extreme Exhaustion of Qi and Blood.
  14. Thready Pulse:
    Thin and Feeble, yet easily perceptible.
  15. Clinical Significance Thready Pulse:
    Exhaustion of Qi and Blood, or other kinds of Def.
  16. Scattered Pulse:
    Floating, diffusing on Light touch and Faint on Heavy pressing; its Rhythm is Irregular.
  17. Feeble Pulse:
    Soft, Feeble, and Hollow.
  18. Clinical Significance Feeble Pulse:
    Def of Qi and Blood, or depletion of Body Fluids.
  19. Full Pulse:
    Vigorous in coming and going, and Energetic on Light touch, and Heavy pressing too.
  20. Clinical Significance Full Pulse:
    Excess Syndrome.
  21. Slippery Pulse:
    Slippery while it comes and goes.
  22. Clinical Significance Slippery Pulse:
    • Excess Syndrome.
    • Existence of Phlegm.
    • Dyspepsia.
    • Pregnancy.
  23. Choppy Pulse:
    Unsmooth while coming and going, like scraping of bamboo with a knife.
  24. Clinical Significance Choppy Pulse:
    • Def of Blood, Essence, or Body Fluids.
    • Stagnation of Qi and Blood.
  25. Long Pulse:
    Extending longer than Cun-Guan-Chi.
  26. Clinical Significance Long Pulse:
    • Healthy State: Long and Moderate Pulse.
    • Both Pathogenic Evil and Righteous Qi are Exuberant: Long and Stiff Pulse.
  27. Short Pulse:
    Pulse which is distinct only at Bar, or a short extent.
  28. Clinical Significance Short Pulse:
    • Def of Qi and/or Blood: Short and Feeble.
    • Depression of Vital Energy: Short and Energetic.
    • Accumulation of Phlegm: Short and Energetic.
    • Dyspepsia: Short and Energetic.
  29. Wiry Pulse:
    Straight and Long, like the string of a Harp.
  30. Clinical Significance Wiry Pulse:
    • Hyperactivity of LR & GB.
    • Pain.
    • Retention of Phlegm or Fluid.
  31. Hollow Pulse:
    Floating, Large, and Hollow; like the leaf of Scallion.
  32. Clinical Significance Hollow Pulse:
    • Sudden, profuse loss of Blood.
    • Critical depletion of Yin.
  33. Tight Pulse:
    Tense and Energetic; like a cord stretched tight.
  34. Clinical Significance Tight Pulse:
    • Existence of Cold.
    • Pain.
    • Dyspepsia.
  35. Moderate Pulse:
    Indicates a pulse w/ diminished tension and moderate frequency.
  36. Clinical Significance Moderate Pulse:
    • Healthy State.
    • Dampness Syndrome.
    • Debility of SP and ST.
  37. Leather Pulse:
    Floating, Stringy, Exteriorly Taunt and Interiorly Hollow; like a drum surface.
  38. Clinical Significance Leather Pulse:
    Loss of Blood, such as in premature labor, metorrhagia, or spermatorrhea.
  39. Firm Pulse:
    Replete, Energetic, Long, and slightly Stringy; it can only be felt on Heavy pressing.
  40. Clinical Significance Firm Pulse:
    • Internal Accumulation of Yin Cold.
    • Hernia.
    • Mass in the ABD.
  41. Weak Pulse:
    Extremely Soft, Feeble, and Thready; it can only be felt on Heavy pressing.
  42. Clinical Significance Weak Pulse:
    Def of Qi and Blood.
  43. Soggy Pulse:
    Floating, Thready, and Soft on Light touch; but Faint on Heavy pressing.
  44. Hidden Pulse:
    Deeper than the deep pulse and it can be felt only by pressing Hard to the bone.
  45. Clinical Significance Hidden Pulse:
    • Syncope.
    • Severe Pain.
    • Internal Blockage 2' Pathogenic Evils.
  46. Moving Pulse:
    Slippery, Rapid, and Energetic; like a bouncing pea.
  47. Clinical Significance Moving Pulse:
    • State of being frightened.
    • Pain.
    • Pregnancy.
  48. Hasty Pulse:
    Hasty and Rapid, with Irregular Intermittance.
  49. Clinical Significance Hasty Pulse:
    • Exuberance of Excess Heat.
    • Stagnation of Qi and Blood.
    • Retention of Phlegm Fluid.
    • Dyspepsia.
  50. Knotted Pulse:
    Slow with Irregular intervals.
  51. Clinical Significance Knotted Pulse:
    Stagnation of Qi and Blood.
  52. Intermittant Pulse:
    Weak and Slow, with pausing at Regular intervals.
  53. Hurries Pulse:
    Frequency about 120-140/min.
  54. Clinical Significance Hurries Pulse:
    • Hyperactivity of Yang.
    • Exhaustion of Yin.
Card Set