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Asian Traditional Medicine Diagnosis, Ayurvedic Diagnosis, Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, Diagnostic Ayurvédique, Diagnostic en Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise, Diagnostic en Médecine Traditionnelle Indienne, Diagnostic par le Pouls, Diagnóstico del ...
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PULSE DIAGNOSIS Overview Information

Pulse diagnosis is a technique used to diagnose disease or medical conditions.

Pulse diagnosis is described as a skill that is very difficult to master. It requires subtle pulse readings in many locations and in multiple combinations.

How does it work?

Pulse diagnosis is a technique used in traditional Asian systems of medicine including traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). Pulse diagnosis is often used along with tongue diagnosis. Practitioners of these systems of medicine check the pulse for strength, speed, and other qualities. They believe that certain pulse qualities indicate energy imbalances in specific organs or areas of the body. Treatments are often guided based on these pulse qualities. However, there is no reliable scientific evidence that traditional pulse diagnosis is an accurate indicator of medical conditions or disease.

PULSE DIAGNOSIS Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Diagnosing disease or medical conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pulse diagnosis for these uses.

PULSE DIAGNOSIS Side Effects & Safety

There are no known safety concerns. However, don’t rely on pulse diagnosis to identify or diagnose medical conditions instead of getting a check-up that uses modern methods of diagnosing disease.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pulse diagnosis during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

PULSE DIAGNOSIS Interactions What is this?

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