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How does acupuncture use pulses for diagnosis?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
In acupuncture, the pulses reveal immediate information on the stress levels in the body. If there is a physical, psychological, or spiritual disease in the body, your pulse tells the story. Disease in any of these areas will produce stress on your body showing up in the pulses. There is no hiding from the truth of the pulse. An individual can tell a physician that they only have a headache, or a stomach pain, and hold back what else is going on in the body, but the pulses are a mirror to what your body is experiencing on every level. The pulse provides the practitioner with immediate and specific information that can lead to a diagnosis and tell why the body is out of balance. Just listen to some of the pulse descriptions in acupuncture: floating (superficial), sinking (deep), slow, rapid, hesitant, slippery, tight, wiry, big, thin, empty, full, short, long, hurried, intermittent, and knotted.
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