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Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment Method Feeling the Pulse

Among so many traditional Chinese medicine treatment methods, feeling the pulse is an important method called Qie in Chinese, meaning to touching the body of the patient to check the problems. When using this method, the doctors touch certain or press certain parts of the patients’ body to know the changes of the patients’ conditions. It includes two parts, feeling the pulse and body palpation. It is easy to understand the co –called feeling the pulse according to the name. For body palpation, doctors need to press and feel the chest and abdomen as well as other body parts to find the problems.

Systemic veins in the human body are a closed piping system, extending in all directions and massing the body like a network. Facilitated by the mind, the blood is circulating in the blood vessels all over. Therefore, as long as the human disease occurs in certain one place, it will affect the changes of pneu “ma and blood and then displayed on pulse. After knowing this point, those foreign students who learn Chinese in China may know it is the reason why doctors of traditional Chinese medicine feel the pulse to find out the problems of the body.

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of ways for feeling the pulse in traditional Chinese science. The first one is to touch certain parts in the whole body to feel while another is to touch the skin around the wrist to feel the rhythm of the pulse. If the doctor can feel the pulse only closing to the skin, it means the patients suffer the external infection that is not so serious. If the pulse can be felt by press the skin with strength, the patient has some problems in the internal organs.

It is important for the foreign students who come to study in China to know some basic knowledge about the pulse in Chinese medical science. The pulse of the normal adult is usually 70 times per minute and it is normal if it is a litter more or less than 70. If it is more than 90 times per minute, the heat syndrome should be considered. On the contrary, it might be cold syndrome if the pulse is less than 60 times per minute. According to the rhythm of the pulse, the doctors can know which part of the body has problems and also the nature of the diseases.

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