Card Set Information
Pulse Diagnosis DX
Cannot be felt at the supeficial level - by definition deep - feels soft and without strength.
8 times per breath cycle - 'hurried, anxious, agitated, urgent.'
Thin and thread like - clear and straight - feels like a line under the finger.
Feels as if broken into many tiny dots instead of flowing smoothly - realitivly superficial and disappears with pressure.
Does not fill a pulse position - felt at center but tapers off at head and tail - more common in cun and guan.
Feels hard full and long - felt at all 3 levels -springy quality - resistant to pressure.
Superficial and hard - felt clearly at every level - taut string of a guitar.
Large, broad, overflowing from its boundry and full - more shape than overflowing - not necessarily rapid.
Hard and feels like a rope being twisted - springy feeling when the pressure is released (not as much as wiry).
Limply longer than normal - extends lenghtwise beyond the pulse boundary.
Very thin, almost blurred - extreme fine.
Clearly felt with light pressing, somewhat weak with heavy pressing.
Floating and large with an empty center, like a scallion stalk.
Floating, fine and soft.
Floating, scattered without root, disappears with pressing.
Floating under the finger, hollow center and hard outside.
Not clear with light pressing, clear with heavy pressing.
Clear with heavy pressing, finally obtained when bone is found.
Replete, large, string-like and long with heavy pressing.
In one breath, the pulse does not come four times, less than 60 bpm.
Four beats in one breath, pulse arrives leisurely.
Arrives roughly, slowly and stagnating, like a light knife scraping bamboo.
Five or more beats in one breath, more than 80-90 bpm.
Seven or more beats per breath, more than 120 bpm.
Pulse jumps like a bean, slippery, rapid, with force.
Arrives smoothly, the fingers feel roundness and slipperiness.
Lacks force, empty and vacuous with pressure.
Extremely fine, extremely soft, sometimes present, sometimes not.
Deep, fine, and forceless.
Forceful with touching and pressing.
Pulse arrives tightly and with force, like a twisted rope.
Pulse arrives like waves, arriving flourishing and departing debilitated.
Pulse arrives rapidly, sometimes there is a stop, stops are irregular.
Pulse arrives moderate to slow, sometimes there is a stop, stops are irregular.
Stops in the middle of moving, stops are regular.
pulse is large and full, location is broad.
Pulse is fine like thread, clearly felt.
Tail is long and straight, longer than the original location.
Tail is short, does not reach the original location.
Straight and long, like pressing on the string of a qin.