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What is Chinese Pulse Diagnosis?
Chinese Pulse Diagnosis is considered to be the most accurate way to identify the root cause of your health conditions by reading subtle signs of distress within the body. Pulse diagnosis involves interpreting the flow of blood through the radial artery at the wrists. Specific areas of the radial artery are assessed and interpreted to give the patient information about the functioning of their organs as well as their mental/emotional state.
Pulse diagnosis allows the practitioner to uncover underlying causes of disease and be very specific in the treatment of the patient’s condition. In the hands of an expert practitioner, the pulse can reveal both western medical diseases (i.e. fatty liver, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) as well as Chinese medical patterns that are causing these problems.
Chinese pulse diagnosis can detect many health concerns including: cardiovascular conditions, pain, sinus and respiratory conditions, liver disease, emotional disorders, gynecological conditions, gastrointestinal conditions and much more. We use this information to guide your treatment to not only alleviate your symptoms but actually fix the broken mechanism that is causing them.
What are we feeling when we assess your pulse?
When feeling a patient’s pulse, people often think we are just counting the beats. Pulse diagnosis goes far beyond the pulse rate. With Chinese pulse diagnosis, the practitioner’s fingers are placed in very specific locations on the radial artery that directly correspond to different organs or areas of the 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.
What the practitioner feels for is whether the radial artery in each area of the pulse is too thick or too thin, too superficial or too deep, too strong or too weak, convex or concave, too short or too long, etc. Each piece of information gathered from each area of the pulse reveals information about the functioning of an individual organ or structure of the body. By assessing blood flow through the radial artery at each position, we can tell if there is a weakness, blockage, inflammation or constriction affecting the function of your organs or areas of the body.
The pulse is a true measurement of your health. It is Chinese medicine's equivalent to a blood test, measuring the functioning of your body. Any deviation from the normal pulse means there is something wrong that needs to be fixed. With pulse diagnosis, we are also able to monitor your treatment progress. As your pulses improve, the underlying problem is being fixed and your symptoms and overall health improve. Once your pulses are normal, you are in an optimal state of health.
Dr. Stephanie Bartolotti, DOM has extensive training in pulse diagnosis with over 10 years of experience using this highly effective diagnostic method. She has completed extensive training from master pulse diagnosticians Robert Doane, EAMP and Dr. Leon Hammer, MD.