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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (12): 988-992.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.12.004

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Supplement to pulse differentiation in terms of yin and yang

Hu Nannan1, Zhang Jiuliang2#   

  1. 1 Graduate School of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
    2 Department of Integrative Medicine Cardiology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2019-06-17 Online:2019-12-30 Published:2020-01-06
  • Contact: Chief Physician Zhang Jiuliang, M.M., Master’s Supervisor. China-Japan Friendship Hospital. No.2, East Yinghua Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail:zjl1326669@163.com

Abstract: One of the essential principles of pulse diagnosis is to differentiate the pulse in terms of yin and yang. Apart from what has been known, differentiation of pulse in terms of yin and yang also involves the following four aspects. First, rapid pulse wave at any of the three positions of radial pulse pertains to yang, while slow pulse wave pertains to yin. Second, in one pulse wave, the rising part known as “arrival” pertains to yang, while the falling part known as “departure” pertains to yin. Third, a pulse wave, including a rising part and a falling part, known as a “move”, pertains to yang, and the quiescent period between two moves known as “stillness” pertains to yin. Fourth, radial pulse at the right hand pertains to yang, while that at the left hand pertains to yin. Rapid and slow pulse waves indicate the location of the disease. Arrival and departure, and move and stillness of pulse waves can show whether yin and yang are in balance. Radial pulse at the left and right hand can tell whether qi and blood, and yin and yang are in balance or not.

Key words: pulse diagnosis, differentiating pulse in terms of yin and yang, rapid or slow pulse, pulse arrival and departure, pulse move and stillness, radial pulse

CLC Number: 

  • R241.19