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Pulse Diagnosis

Discover the root cause of your symptoms.


Medical pulse diagnosis is considered to be one of the most accurate and non-invasive ways to identify the root cause of your health conditions by pinpointing signs of distress within the body. Pulse diagnosis involves interpreting the flow of blood through your radial arteries at the wrists to give you information about the functioning of your organs as well as your mental/emotional state.  By assessing blood flow through the radial artery at each position, we can tell if there is a weakness, blockage, dysfunction, inflammation, or constriction affecting specific organs or areas of the body. Pulse diagnosis also helps the physician to uncover underlying causes of disease and be very specific in the treatment of your condition. 

Medical pulse diagnosis can detect many health concerns including: cardiovascular conditions, pain, sinus and respiratory conditions, liver/gallbladder dysfunction, emotional disorders, gynecological conditions, gastrointestinal conditions and much more. We use this information to guide your treatment, and not only alleviate your symptoms, but actually treat the underlying cause(s).


Medical pulse diagnosis goes far beyond just taking the pulse rate.  During the examination, the practitioner’s fingers are placed in very specific locations on the radial artery that directly correspond to different organs or areas of your body. On the left side of the pulse we can assess the function of your heart, diaphragm, esophagus, liver, gallbladder, reproductive organs, adrenal glands, lower back, knees, ankles and feet.  The right side of the pulse reveals information about your sinuses, lungs, thyroid, throat, stomach, pancreas, bladder, shoulders and neck.  During your consultation, you will get a full assessment of each of these areas.


Much like a laboratory test, medical pulse diagnosis is a true measurement of your health. Medical pulse diagnosis is Chinese medicine's equivalent to a blood test, measuring the functioning of your body.  With pulse diagnosis, we can also identify disease processes early on, before the turn into a major health problem. This valuable tool also allows the practitioner to monitor your treatment progress.  As your pulses improve, so will your health.  


Dr. Stephanie Bartolotti, DACM has extensive advanced training in pulse diagnosis and also teaches these methods to other practitioners throughout the world.

Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
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