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Pulse Diagnosis Chart

Pulse Diagnosis Chart
This 8.5" X 11" double sided laminated chart shows the patients hands from the doctors perspective, making learning pulse diagnosis much easier.
The chart contains list the pulse location on both right and left hand with Chinese name.
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Pocket Atlas of Pulse DiagnosisPocket Atlas of Pulse Diagnosis

For students and practitioners of Chinese medicine, one of the more difficult diagnostic methods to learn and master is pulse diagnosis. Successful transmission of this knowledge and skill requires the description of what is felt through palpation -- something that often evades the comprehension of most beginning students, if these descriptions are not portrayed effectively.
The Pocket Atlas of Pulse Diagnosis unravels the mystery of pulse diagnosis. Detailed explanations of the 28 individual pulses are presented, along with simple diagrams that vividly illustrate how the different pulses should "feel" like under the fingers at each level of palpation. Useful comparisons of the different pulses are also included to aid the reader in understanding how to differentiate between the many types of pulses. There is a chapter that analyzes the pulse manifestations of various common diseases, as well as a chapter that explores sections of Wng Shu-H's The Pulse Canon (Mi Jing).

Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical GuidePulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide (Hardcover)
by Sean Walsh

This exciting new book, Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide describes a reliable method of pulse assessment. The authors' style and approach to pulse diagnosis provides a unique insight into this often ambiguous system of diagnosis drawing upon the traditions of Chinese medicine, the knowledge of biomedical constructs and the relationship of each to contemporary TCM clinical practice.

Subjects covered include exploration of the concept of pulse and establishment of it within the context of health, current limitations of current pulse literature in relation to clinical practice, pulse diagnosis within contemporary TCM clinical practice and pulse taking procedures.

Pulse DiagnosisPulse Diagnosis (Paperback)
Detailed Interpretations For Eastern & Western Holistic Treatments
by R. B. Amber

The most significant diagnostic technique available to the medical profession has always been the pulse. This unprecedented text presents a detailed examination of the possible interpretations of this simple indication of the presence of life, from the point of view of four major medical traditions. Included are the historical background, detailed analysis and descriptions of the diagnostic uses of the pulse in Iran, China, India, and the West.
Pulse Diagnosis is an unparalleled synthesis bridging the gap between contemporary scientific models and the Holistic approach integrating body, mind and spirit in the diagnosis. Dr. Amber offers a treasury of profound insights for all people in the healing professions.

The Pulse Classic: A Translation of the Mai JingThe Pulse Classic: A Translation of the Mai Jing
by Shu-He Wang, Yang Shou-Zhong
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press; 1st ed edition

The Mai Jing or Pulse Classic was written in the late Han dynasty by Wang Shu-he. It is the first book in the Chinese medical literature entirely devoted tp pulse diagnosis.
As such, it is the undeniable and necessary foundation text for anyone seriously interested in understanding the rationale for and method of reading the pulse in Chinese medicine.
Although not an easy read, this book is a mine of valuable information for those wishing to go more deeply into a study of the pulse.

The Lakeside Master's Study of the PulseThe Lakeside Master's Study of the Pulse
by Li Shi-Zhen, Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Pr; Miniature edition

Compiled in the late Ming dynasty, Li Shi-zhen's Lakeside Master's Study of the Pulse is still used and regarded as on of the best primers on this important diagnostic modality within Chinese medicine. Although this translation has not retained the meter and verse of the original, it is the most faithful English rendering of Li's actual words available today. This book is one of the most concise and authoritative texts on pulse examination within the Chinese literature. No serious student of Chinese medicine can afford to be ignorant of this seminal text.
Because this text was meant to be memorized and not just read, we decided to publish it as an undersized, truly pocketbook. We hope its readers will carry it with them and read it again and again. Memorizing the pithy definitions and instructions in this book is one of the quickest ways to mastering this otherwise seemingly arcane and difficult art.

Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary ApproachChinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach
by Leon Hammer
Publisher: Eastland Pr

Pulse diagnosis, one of the jewels of traditional Chinese medicine, is a profoundly subtle instrument for the early diagnosis and prevention of disease. Yet far too often, in the haste of modern education and practice, it has become a neglected art. Chinese Pulse Diagnosis offers a clear and practical path toward a much deeper understanding of this traditional diagnostic method, while recasting its interpretation in the context of our own times.
The book is organized in seventeen chapters, which are presented in an advancing hierarchy of complexity. The early chapters consider such general issues as terminology, classification of pulse qualities, historical comparisons of positions and depths, the effects of age and gender, and a methodology for taking the pulse. The middle chapters provide an in-depth look at each of the individual pulse qualities, identified by felt sensation based on such characteristics as rate and rhythm, stability, volume, depth, size, and shape. The types of pathology associated with each of the qualities are also discussed.
Later chapters examine the significance of the qualities when found across the entire pulse, or large segments of the pulse (left or right side, across the burners), and at different depths. The relationship of the various pulse qualities to psychology and prognosis are addressed in separate chapters. A final summary chapter on interpretation, supported with case histories, draws everything together to show how this information can be formulated into a rational diagnosis.

Pulse Diagnosis by Li Shi Zhen Pulse Diagnosis by Li Shi Zhen

The Bin Hu Ma Xue, from which this translation was taken, was first written in 1518, and has been a necessary component of acupuncture education for over 500 years. This translation develops each of the basic pulses and their combinations, explaining the essentials of pulse diagnosis: depth, position, relation to areas of the body, seasonal variation, and organ relationships. The four principal pulses are detailed and explained and the variations of each are described. The significance of each pulse and variation is presented in Oriental medical terms.

Each of the 27 pulse states is compared to associated pulses according to their relation to the cun, guan and chi positions. The significance of each pulse in practice is described. The appendices present a Pinyin and character glossary and tables of information for easy reference for all standard pulses. Nearly 80 illustrations of pulse types are included, graphically represented as "waves," following standards used in China. The combination of text and graphics makes this the most accessible reference to understanding Chinese pulse diagnosis.

Practical Jin's Pulse Diagnosis by Wei Jin Practical Jin's Pulse Diagnosis by Wei Jin

This book uses the connection between the zang-fu organs and the pulse positions to examine the law of the pulse conditions and positions. The first part of the book introduces Chinese traditional pulse diagnosis, and the connection between zang-fu organs and the pulse. There is information on the method used to properly take pulse, the distinction between a normal pulse and an abnormal (morbid) pulse, and how to interpret 28 abnormal pulses, including complex pulses. This is followed by an introduction to Jin's pulse diagnosis, including an overview of the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels, and the formation of various characteristics of the pulse. There is detailed information about clinical pulse examination for detecting diseases thoughout the body.

Secrets of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis by Bob Flaws Secrets of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis by Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press; 2nd edition

Chinese doctors have used pulse diagnosis as one of their four main methods of diagnosis for at least 2,000 years. Even to this day, this art is integral to the correct identification of traditional Chinese medical patterns of disharmony. Although most practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine give lip service to the importance of the pulse in their practice, few practitioners in the West feel reaaly competent in this art.
In this book, Bob Flaws, one of the most famous Western practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the world, shares his secret for learning how to do Chinese pulse diagnosis. Bob has indentified a single key secret technique which will unlock Chinese pulse diagnosis for all who apply it. Using this technique, anyone can feel the 27 or 28 classical pulses in their clinical practice.

Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese MedicinePulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine: The Telling Touch

This is a study of the earliest extensive account of Chinese pulse diagnosis, or more accurately, the examination of mai. Dr Hsu focuses on a biography of Chunyu Yi, a doctor of the early Han, and presents the first complete translation into English of the Memoir in the Historical Records by Sima Qian (d. ca 86 BCE). This Memoir contains biographies of the physician, medical case histories and interviews, and constitutes a document of enormous importance to the history of medicine in China.

The analysis covers the first ten medical cases and their rich vocabulary on touch, as used in Chinese pulse diagnosis. The patients treated were mostly nobility of the kingdom of Qi in Eastern China, who suffered from the indulgences of court life and were treated with early forms of decoction, fomentation, fumigation, acupuncture and moxibustion. To date there is no book on early China of its kind.