Pulse Diagnosis In Traditional Medicine – An Art Form With Astonishing Potential


If you have ever been for acupuncture or some kind of traditional medicine, or are planning to go, as a patient, you may speculate on what the practitioner is doing with your pulse! A traditional medicine practitioner will use pulse diagnosis as a significant tool in their practice. Pulse diagnosis is part of the training for acupuncturists and a holistic practitioner who practice traditional acupuncture.

Pulse reading is to some extent a combination of an art form as well a technical examination. If you go to a holistic practitioner and experience this for the first time, it can be quite incredible to have the practitioner tell by this diagnostic technique issues that you may already be aware are going on, or at least assumed. Dr. Pankaj Naram is a master healer and an authority in Ancient Siddha-Veda Secrets, including marma shakti and pulse reading.

Basic Positions And Principles

The six positions for pulse diagnosis can be divided into three on the right and three on the left which are read using the middle, index and ring fingers at the radial artery. To make pulse reading a little less intricate, you can consider that it is based upon four main principles which are:

  • Floating
  • Sinking
  • Slow
  • Rapid

Also if you were to sit in on a string of consultations with an acupuncturist, after a while you may detect that many of the health problems can be condensed down into over simplifications such as stagnated liver energy or dampness in the spleen. This has been one of the problems with holistic practitioner and the difficulties in interpreting pulses with the help of the conflicting classical texts.

Today, modern pulse diagnosis is a budding method which aims to give an insight into patients by offering a refined, exquisite means of understanding the person holistically. It can provide insight on these various levels about patients:

  • Constitution of the patient
  • Previous diseases
  • Early insults affecting normal physiology
  • Emotional conditions
  • Traumas
  • Behavioural patterns
  • Environmental stressors
  • Effects of patient’s lifestyle

Whatever way a practitioner undergoes training, this feature takes a very long time to master properly and even if ten practitioners have undergone the same training to succeed, out of these ten, some will have the aptitude to listen deeply to their patients’ pulses in a way that the others will attempt to truly master over many years, or even decades and some may say lifetimes!

This ability to listen is a lively ability that comes naturally to some, although it can also be matured using a variety of practices to do so. If it does not come naturally it can be tough to master, as part of this brisk sensitivity is the ability to trust one’s energetic sensitivity!

Nonetheless an intimate grasp of the art of pulse diagnosis puts a holistic practitioner like Dr. Pankaj Naram in a very privileged position to help patients with an extensive range of health issues and diseases.

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