Unformatted text preview: • Thin—deficiency • Thick—excess • White—normal or deficiency • Yellow—heat • Back or gray—extreme heat or cold, yin water • Greasy—dampness or mucus • Peeled tongue—deficient yin or fluids II. Pulse taking: Normal Pulse: gentle and strong in deep level, 4-5 beats each inhale and exhale cycle. External or internal 1. floating pulses indicating external location: floating, leather, soggy, full, empty, hollow. 2. sinking pulses indicating internal location: sinking, hidden, confined, frail. Heat or cold 3. slow pulses indicating cold: slow, moderate, knotted, intermittent, scattered 4. fast pulses indicating heat: fast, spinning bean, hurried. Excessive or deficiency 5. Strong and slippery pulses indicating excessive: slippery, wiry, tight, long, flood 6. Weak and choppy pulses indicating deficiency: choppy, short, thin, minute....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course HH 383 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.
- Spring '11