pulse diagnosis(redirected from Chinese pulse diagnosis)
pulse diagnosisChinese medicine
A component of Chinese medicine based on the belief that the peripheral pulse is intimately linked to the flow of qi (chi) through the body. The pulse is measured at six different sites (wrist, leg, and neck on both sides) and at three different depths; according to the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, the pulse has 28 different qualities, and is described by such adjectives as thick, thin, floating, etc.
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