"Pulse Diagnosis " (in Japanese , "Myakushin") is one of many schools of acupuncture therapy.
In this style, the acupuncturist first analyses the patient's complaint by reading the pulse. In Western medicine, the pulse is generally only counted.
However, in Oriental medicine, the therapist also measures the qualities of the pulse - for example, whether the beats are sharply defined or soft, strong or weak, close to the skin surface or deeper in the tissue. To do this, acupuncturists use a combination of modern technology (electronic pulse analysers), and the traditional method of feeling the patient's pulse by hand.

The treatment itself varies according to the ailment and body type of the patient. Japanese- style acupuncture uses small, flexible needles which are sometimes inserted into the pressure points and left for a short period of time, or can be used in combination with massage to stimulate the flow of blood to the skin and muscles.
Therapists will use a gentler style of treatment and softer needles if the patient has a sensitive body.

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I am most interested in the pulse diagnosis in Oriental medicine. By these traditional means we can read the energy, vitality, and restorativeness which exists at the root of the human body.
There are two factors that lead to disease; one is blood blockage and the other is decline in immunity.
In these cases pulse diagnosis has been found to be effective.

The Method of Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis in Oriental medicine needs three fingers of each hand to check the wrist pulse.
For example, we can read the condition of "the lungs" and "large intestine" by touching the right wrist with the opposite forefinger, "spleen" and "stomach" with the middle finger, and "sanjiao"with the ring finger.
In reverse, touching the left wrist with the right fourfinger, we can read the condition of "small intestine" and "heart". "Liver" and "gall bladder" with the right middle finger, and "kidneys" and "bladder"with the right ring finger.

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In pulse diagnosis there are three stages to measure the quality of the pulse; "yin pulse", "yang pulse", and "middle (medium) pulse".
The ideal healthy pulse has a good balance of "yin pulse" and "yang pulse" and the two working in harmony has a vital, lively beat.

Pulse Diagnosis

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