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- King, Emma,
- 4.5 Reliability and validity of the pulse diagnosis process4.6 Radial pulse palpation method; References; Chapter 5. Getting started: pulse techniques, procedures and the development of a methodical approach to pulse assessment; 5.1 Positioning the patient; 5.2 Locating the radial artery; 5.3 Locating the pulse positions for assessment; 5.4 Practitioner positioning; 5.5 Assessing the parameters; 5.6 Locating the pulse depth; 5.7 The normal pulse; 5.8 Assessing health by the pulse; 5.9 Channel, organ and levels of depth; 5.10 Comparison of the overall force of the left and right radial pulse.5.11 Pulse method5.12 Other considerations when assessing the pulse and interpreting the findings; 5.13 Summary; References; Chapter 6. Simple CM pulse qualities and associated pulse parameters; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The simple pulse parameters; 6.3 Rate; 6.4 CM pulses defined by rate; 6.5 Rhythm; 6.6 CM pulses defined by rhythm; 6.7 Depth; 6.8 CM pulse qualities defined by level of depth; 6.9 Length (longitude); 6.10 CM pulse defined by length; 6.11 Width (latitude); 6.12 CM pulse qualities defined by arterial width; 6.13 Summary; References.8.2 External pathogenic attack versus internal dysfunction.Chapter 3. Historical pulse records and practice3.1 Nei Jing; 3.2 Nan Jing; 3.3 Mai Jing; 3.4 Bin Hue Mai Xue; 3.5 Historical perspective: regional pulse assessment and the Cun Kou pulse; 3.6 Historical problems in contemporary practice; 3.7 Pulse classics and contemporary practice; References; Chapter 4. Issues of reliability and validity*; 4.1 Pulse diagnosis and the need for clear and unambiguous terminology; 4.2 Pulse diagnosis, subjectivity and the need for reliable assessment methods; 4.3 Pulse in changing contexts; 4.4 The normal pulse.Chapter 7. Complex CM pulse qualities and associated pulse parameters7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The complex pulse parameters; 7.3 Arterial wall tension; 7.4 Pulse occlusion; 7.5 CM pulse qualities defined by arterial wall tension and ease of pulse occlusion; 7.6 Pulse force; 7.7 CM pulse qualities defined by pulse force; 7.8 Pulse contour and flow wave; 7.9 CM pulses defined by pulse contour; 7.10 Revision of the 27 CM pulse qualities; 7.11 Using the pulse parameter system; References; Chapter 8. Genesis of pulse qualities; 8.1 Same disease different pulse; different pulse same disease.Contents: Front Cover; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes for the reader; Chapter 1. Contextualising pulse within contemporary clinical practice; 1.1 Contextualising the learning environment; 1.2 Addressing misconceptions; 1.3 Why is a reliable system of pulse taking important? The evidence; 1.4 Ongoing practice; References; Chapter 2. The pulse: its place in contemporary biomedical and CM practice; 2.1 The circulatory system; 2.2 The pulse; 2.3 Blood; 2.4 Summary; 2.5 The pulse in biomedicine; 2.6 The pulse in contemporary CM clinical practice; References.Summary: This exciting new book, Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide describes a reliable method of pulse assessment. The authors' style and approach to pulse diagnosis provides a unique insight into this often ambiguous system of diagnosis drawing upon the traditions of Chinese medicine, the knowledge of biomedical constructs and the relationship of each to contemporary TCM clinical practice. Subjects covered include exploration of the concept of 'pulse' and establishment of it within the context of health, current limitations of current pulse literature in relation to clinical practice, pulse diagnosis.