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pulse reading

The assessment of the characteristics of the radial pulse as an aid in the diagnosis of disease, a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, among other healing traditions.
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n in Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and other systems, a tool of diagnosis employed by practitioners to obtain information related to major systems within the body, including the cardiovascular system, and other organs. The practitioner uses his or her ring, middle, and index fingers to read the pulse at the radial artery on each wrist. The amount of pressure exerted should vary from finger to finger, and the fingers should not touch one another. For male patients, a practitioner will first examine the left wrist with his or her right hand. For female patients, a practitioner will first examine the right wrist with his or her left hand.
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