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A pulse which, at intervals, loses a beat and
then pauses a little longer before starting again.


Clinical Significance:
1. Severe Pain
2. Fright
3. Trauma

Failure & weakness of Zang Qi

Pregnancy > 3 months - indicates deficiency of Yuan Qi. (extreme deficiency)
Feels rapid, but loses a beat at irregular intervals.
"Like a person who stumbles while walking briskly"

vs. Knotted - knotted is leisurely and loses a beat.
This pulse is rapid and loses a beat.

vs. intermittent - intermittent stops at regular
intervals for a little longer than one beat

Clinical Significance:
1. Fire or Heat in San Jiao with accumulation of Qi, Blood, or food.

2. With loss of conciousness & delirium - indicates pervers fire has penetrated the zang.

3. With red rash - indicates toxic heat has penetrated the Ying or Xue level.

4. With ulcers and abcesses - heat has penetrated the muscles.
Feels leisurely, but loses a beat at irregular intervals.

vs. Intermittent loses a beat at regular intervals.
This pulse loses a beat at irregular intervals.

Clinical Significance:
1. Severe Qi & Blood Stagnation
2. Phlegm Stagnation blocks flow of Blood & Qi
3. Shan Disorder
Feels rapid, tight, slippery, and short with strong beats.
"Like a bean & feels strong under the fingertips
with well defined peaks, but without head or tail.

Felt clearly in the guan position - less clearly in the cun & chi positions.


Clinical Significance:
Qi confusion cause by fright or palpitations.

Jing Mai contractions caused by cold injuring the channel qi
SP 13
4 cun below the center of the umbilicus, 0.7 cun superior to SP-12, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
SP 11
6 cun above SP-10, on the line drawn from SP-10 to SP-12.
SP 4
In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Frontal Headache
Channel: Yang Ming

GB 31*
On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse poplitial crease. When the patient is standing erect with hands at sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.

Spicy, Bitter, Cold

* Invigorates the blood & breaks up blood stasis: topical & internal use for pain from trauma. Hastens the healing of chronic sores.

- Promotes the movement of qi: pain in the chest, abdomen, or flank from constrained Liver qi (even with heat signs)

- Clears the Heart & cools the Blood: hot phlegm obstructing the orifices (anxiety, agitation, seizures, mental derangement)

- Benefits the Gallbladder & reduces jaundice

- absence of stagnant qi or blood stasis
- Yin deficiency from blood loss
- Pregnancy
- don't use with Ding Xiang

Dosage: up to 9g
Yu Jin
"Constrained Metal"
Tumeric Tuber
Tuber Curcumae
Lan Wei Xue
The tender spot about 2 cun below St 36.

Salty, Cool

* Disperses blood stasis, unblocks menstruation, & promotes lactation: amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, lack of or insufficient lactation

* Expels wind-dampness from the channels: for pain due to painful obstruction, stiffness or spasms in the limbs, or pain that prevents bending & stretching

- Reduces swelling & promotes discharge of pus: toxic swellings such as abscesses & boils. Apply topically.

- pregnancy
- where sores have already ulcerated

Dosage: up to 9g
- powder is most effective
Chuan Shan Jia
"Penetrate Mountain Scales"
Anteater Scales, Pangolin Scales
Squama Manitis Pentadactylis

Bitter, Neutral

*Promotes the movement of blood & invigorates the channels: in the upper part of the body this herb promotes lactation, & in the lower part it unblocks menstruation. For Insufficient lactation or amenorrhea due to blood stasis

- Reduces swelling: for painful swellings, especially of the breast or testicles.

- used as pellets in ear acupuncture

C&C: pregnancy

Dosage: up to 9g
Wang Bu Liu Xing
Vaccaria Seeds
Semen Vaccariae Segetalis
Feels rapid but loses a beat at irregular intervals. Like a person who stumbles while walking briskly.
Hasty Pulse
LV 8**
When the knee is flexed, the point is located in the depression above the medial and transverse end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the femur, on the anterior part of the in insertion of m. semimembranosus and m. semitendinosus
Kong Zui
On the palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining Lu-9 (Tai Yuan) & Lu-5 (Chi Ze), 7 cun above the tranverse crease of the wrist.
LV 1**
On the lateral side of the dorsum of the terminal phalanx of the great toes, 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
A protein formed in the blood which is related to the ability to resist infection
Gamma Globulin
functions as an early site of blood formation; contains cells that migrate into the gonad & differentiate into the primitive germ cells
yolk sac
ST 39
9 cun below St-35 and one finger breadth from the anterior border of the tibia
BL 53 *
3 cun lateral to the GV, at the level of the 2nd posterior sacral foramen.
St 8
On the lateral side of the head, 0.5 cun above the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, and 4.5 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
ST 5
Directly anterior to the angle of the jaw, in a depression at the anterior border of the masseter muscle
SI 15*
2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.