Chinese Medicinewith him Unique way to see and see the universeTo touch and feel the human body, has taught us a labyrinth where health is viewed with sensibility and patience, a labyrinth where the path is the answer.
There are four methods of diagnosis: observation, smell and hearing, inquiry and palpation. Each method has its own rules and requirements to weave a canvas perfectly where the human body is drawn and expresses its physical and emotional state.
Diagnosis by the pulse is the highest expression of knowledge and experience in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. It is the professional culmination that reaches the highest level of understanding.
According to a Chinese proverb Explaining the pulse is like drinking a glass of water: hot or cold it is known only by the one who has drank. If someone else asks “How’s the water?” Who can answer?
At least water can be tasted, but each person’s pulse is invisible, tactile but non-transferable.
The relationship between pulse and health
pulse is a reflex tan actual position of chi (energy) Like the glow of the face or the good mood of a healthy person. It is the overall good functioning of the heart with the harmony of the channels fluid and chi You zoo (Sangre).
book ling shu Says: “The pulse is hidden in the heart Shane (soul, vitality) resides in the pulse”.
Nadi is the rhythm of life and is marked by the heart which receives pure blood produced by the spleen/stomach after having a meal. blood comes from the heart and chi towards the whole body.
chi the engine and zoo Vehicle is: If the sugar pushes through it the blood will not circulate and the chi will not be able to get anywhere without using the blood as a vehicle.
in the formation of chi You zoo Contains four parts.
- lung, He . is the owner of chiThe basic basis of heart rate and pulse power. in view of the close relationship between chi You zooThe chi Through breathing, it is carried throughout the body to the heart generated by the lungs. Its quality and quantity determine the state of the pulse.
- spleen/stomach, it is the source of chi You zooAcquired land base, where most of the energy is generated. chi And this zoo which nourish the body. A good spleen and stomach chi are a sign of good physical and emotional health. Therefore it is considered an indicator of life expectancy.
- Liver, Stores blood and regulates its volume. Its main function is to keep pathways free: blood vessels, meridians and channels. If they are free, the fluids that circulate through them will reach their destination without any hindrance.
- Kidney. this is the root where the yuan lives chi (original chi or hereditary chi), the motor source of the functioning of the organs, and also the root of the yin and yang of the whole body. The power of the pulse comes from the kidney and the pulse has to be rooted in it.
Types of pulse according to Chinese medicine
Chinese medicine considers thirty types of pulse:
- Grande: live;
- little: foo,
- Floating: Chain,
- Deep: Shuo,
- Fast: fruit;
- Slippery: with;
- rough: Ginnie;
- Tension: it was,
- Escondido: Chu;
- hurry: GE;
- Tempered: xi;
- IFileform: until;
- weak: hone;
- scattered or spread…
Some are made of two or three different types. For example, the yin and yang pulses: Yin is weak and hidden, and Yang is big and strong.
How to take pulse according to Chinese medicine
The pulse is taken near the wrist, where the radius bone ends.
The right side represents yin and the left represents yang. index, middle and ring fingers are used Press gently on the radial side of the wrist. And starting from the transverse line towards the heart a detailed investigation is done.
There are three obstacles. The pulse of the lungs, spleen and kidney (first, second and third obstruction consecutively) is taken in the right hand, and the heart, liver and kidney (first, second and third obstruction) are also taken in the left hand.
there are three depths foo (floating), zhong (middle) and Chain (silent or deep).
Fingers act as sensors to capture and determine where, when, how and what happens in the body.
Of thirty types of pulse For the types of pulse that exist in fact generally distinguished in current practice, there is an increasing distance. today he practice is missingLike we lose the forests of the mountains.
In the past, medicine was considered a discipline for life and it was usually a family broadcast or was taught Chosen disciples from a very young age.
they learned homework firstUntil one day the teacher thought it appropriate to introduce something as simple as grinding a plant or serving tea in consultation. they were instructed without askingThe teacher himself was more respected than the parents, there was no school other than the teacher.
Learning was day by day, drop by drop, without haste and without time limit, a time that had another value, and only The tools to work were patience and practiceFrom where honesty was the refinement of good work.
since The teachings have been arranged and there are many more opportunities For many more people. But the hand that takes the pulse continues to feel the pulse of life and disease.
As Beethoven’s fingers slip on piano keys: He presented not only the sound of the notes but the spirit of the music at its best.
Healers used to practice chi kung to master chi or energy, and pulse is a manifestation of chi. If the doctor does not master his qi, he will not be able to separate the patient’s qi from his own.
What is pulse taken for in traditional Chinese medicine?
Nadi shows the imbalance of yin and yang, chi You zoo, you can read Where are the problems and how to solve them.
In a healthy person, the pulse presents four regular beats for each complete and calm breath. It’s like an electrocardiogram: it shows rhythm, curve, fluidity, force, peaks, length, amplitude…
Pulses are strong and shallow in summer due to heat and agitation; On the other hand, the same person’s winter pulse becomes deeper and slower as the energy is channeled internally so as not to dissipate.
The pulse is the most complete and subtle code of our existence, and It takes knowledge, dedication and a lot of patience to find out.
Now we take pulse as supplementary data. Most doctors choose the most practical and simple option, such as asking, or using modern techniques such as resonance, ultrasound, analysis …
This is the price ancient Chinese medicine has to pay to survive in today’s ultra-technological world. Thus, instead of sticking to dogma, we can play the same music using other instruments. We will not be Beethoven but we can try to be his best disciples.