If the cubit position can't be felt down to bone, it is:
It has root refers traditionally to which pulse position:
Moderate or relaxed pulse
Regularly interrupted pulse
Skipping or rapid irregularly interrupted pulse
Located in the exterior. With finger raised, it has surplus; when pressing down, it is insufficient. When pressure is released, it regains its full strength.
Bowstring and large with an empty center, feels like the head of a drum.
Floating, large; comes on exuberant, departs debilitated.
1. A generalized term for various types of forceless pulses. 2. A floating, large, slow, empty, vacuous, soft, forceless pulse image.
Floating, soft, large body, but empty center; feels like a scallion leaf.
It is floating, large, and without root; with light pressure, it is easily irregular, becoming scattered and chaotic. Heavy pressure leads to its absence.
Soft or soggy:
Floating, fine, soft, and flexible. Can be felt with light pressure but cannot be obtained by heavy pressure.
Located near the bone. Cannot be detected with light or moderate pressure but can be felt with heavy pressure.
Deep, fine, soft like thread.
Difficult to feel, under the sinews, not obvious, required heavy pressure to the bone to obtain.
Pressed superficially or moderately, does not respond, but can be obtained by heavy pressure. Hard, firm, not changeable, replete, large, bowstring, forceful, and long.
Below 60 bpm or less than 4 beats per breath.Moderate or relaxed: Relaxed, loose, slack and on the verge of slow. Right around 60bpm.
Slippery vs. choppy - which is less inhibited:
What are the 4 question to ask yourself when taking a pulse?
1. Fast or slow? 2. Floating or deep? 3. Has force or not? 4. Long or short?
Above 90 bpm or more than 5 beats per breath.
Very rapid, over 120 bmp.
1. A generalized term for various types of forceful pulses. 2. A long, bowstring, large, hard, and replete pulse which has a surplus either floating or deep.
Fine, long, has strength, feels like a zither string.
Tight, has strength, feels like a taut rope.
Long, can be felt beyond its own location or range.
Does not reach its location or range.
Slippery, rapid, forceful; feels like a bean.
Comes smoothly flowing and uninhibited; feels smooth like pearls rolling in a dish.
Slow, relaxed, stagnant, difficult, fine, may stop and lose a beat but then recovers. It is not smoothly flowing. It feels like a piece of bamboo scraped by a knife.
Soft, feels like a silken thread, weak, without strength, but persistent.
Insufficient, extremely fine, soft, barely palpable. It may sometimes be felt and then sometimes it is lost.
Large, fills up fingertip, forceful.
Slow, relaxed, stops at irregular intervals.
Comparatively relaxed and weak; stops at regular intermittent intervals. These intervals may be strikingly long. Refer to MD.Skipping or Rapid Irregularly Interrupted: Rapid and irregularly interrupted.