Beginner’s Guide to Medical Pulse Diagnosis™

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The first mention of Chinese pulse diagnosis dates back over 2,000 years. This specific method tells acupuncturist a great deal about the human body and the approach they should take on how to improve your health.

At Acupuncture & Wellness Center, we’ve evolved this technique to our modern ailments and provide you with the Medical Pulse Diagnosis™. Over the years, Founder Bob Doane has noticed the lost art of pulse diagnosis but he is dedicated to continuing to share this practice at his clinic and to Chinese Medicine graduate students.

Here is the beginner’s guide to everything you need to know about Medical Pulse Diagnosis™(MPD).

Before your first consultation, you’ll fill out your new patient paperwork. Once you arrive to your appointment, you’ll hand over your paperwork and get introduced to your main Chinese Medicine provider.

During your appointment, your acupuncturist will take your pulse on both wrist before they even read your intake forms. This gives them the insight on how to approach your treatment plan. Afterwards, they’ll take into account everything you’ve described in your paperwork.

In pulse diagnosis, there are three positions at the radial wrist, starting nearest the hand and moving up the arm.

The three positions on the left and right side are:

  1. Cun
  2. Guan
  3. Chi

Listen to Bob Doane explain specifically the insight your provider intuits by taking your right and left pulse—revealing health conditions from your sinuses to information about your kidneys, bladder, and heart.

The pulse can reveal many common health concerns and how they are related to one another. Symptoms that may seem unrelated to a non-Chinese medicine provider may actually be related based on the Chinese patterns of ill health.

The art of pulse diagnosis gives our practitioner the ability to assess the overall health and function of each organ system while also understanding which herbs and which acupuncture treatments to offer you.

In our clinic, we use MPD exclusively to figure out exactly what the patient needs. It’s very accurate and while it is a lost art amongst other Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, it is alive and well at the Acupuncture & Wellness Center.

If you’re curious if Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you, give us a call or make an appointment using the online form! We look forward to meeting you.

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