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Large
"Big"
Pulse
Excess Heat
Deficiency
Vessel is wide
Thready
"Small"
"Thin"
Pulse
Deficiency: Qi, Blood or/and Yin
Excess: Dampness
Pulse width is very thin and feels like a find thread but is very distinct and clear without interruption of rhythm when pushing on pulse (blood vessel's diameter decreased)
"Wiry"
String-Taut
Pulse
Liver/ GB disease
Pain
Phlegm or Malaria
Feels taut, long and forceful whether under pressure of fingers or not, and maintains a straight line beneath the finger
Tense
"Tight"
Pulse
Cold syndrome
Pain
Food stagnation
Rises and falls with strength and vibrates to the left and right. Strength is like a tightly twisted rope, unevenly stretched and snapping back and forth
Long
"Overflowing"
Pulse
Liver Yang rising (hypertension)
Excessive interior heat
Normal
Smooth and straight, extend distally and proximal
Short
Pulse
Qi disorder (stagnation or deficient)
Rolling
"Slippery"
Pulse
Dampness or Phlegm
Food stagnation
Excess Heat
Pulse moves quickly, smoothly and slippery inside the vessel, vessel is plump, pearl rolling on a plate
Hesitant
"Sluggish"
"Choppy"
Pulse
Deficiency: Blood or essence

Excess: stagnation of Qi and blood, food, phlegm
1. slow and wave shape, not smooth
2. rhythm is irregular
3. irregular in strength and fullness
Knotted
Pulse
Excess Yin:
-stagnation (Qi, phlegm & blood)
-cold
-tumor mass

Vital Qi deficiency
slow with irregularly missed beats, pulse continues immediately
Regularly- Intermittent
Pulse
Deficiency: declining Zang Qi

Excess: Wind syndrome
-Pain
-Disorder due to fear or fright
slow and weak, pauses at regular intervals....regularly irregular
Surging
"Flooding"
Pulse
Excess Heat in Qi Level
Wide and forceful though it fades gently, like a wave in the ocean. Vessel is wide and thick
Abrupt
"Hurried"
Pulse
Excess: excessive heat
-stagnation (Qi, blood, phlegm, food)

Deficiency of Zang Fu
Rapid with irregular pauses
Superficial
"Floating"
Pulse
Exterior syndrome
Deficiency
Deep
Pulse
Interior syndrome
Slow
Pulse
Cold syndrome
Rapd
"Fast"
Pulse
Heat syndrome
Excess
"Strong"
Pulse
Excess syndrome
Pulse felt at all 3 positions at all 3 levels
Deficient
"Weak"
Pulse
Deficiency syndrome
Pulse size is wide but without strength and slack in tension