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phylotree
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Apr18-12, 01:29 AM
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Amazingly, there are still many places in my city where acupuncture and pulse feeling are still being performed to cure/diagnose patient's disease/symptoms. I have never let a "doctor" feel the pulse on my wrist, and I have no idea how its "ticks" will cough up an idea of the current bad weather I may be under.
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Apr18-12, 06:50 AM
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Quote Quote by phylotree View Post
Amazingly, there are still many places in my city where acupuncture and pulse feeling are still being performed to cure/diagnose patient's disease/symptoms. I have never let a "doctor" feel the pulse on my wrist, and I have no idea how its "ticks" will cough up an idea of the current bad weather I may be under.
What do you mean by "pulse feeling"? Are you talking about checking the radial pulse? Because this is an important vital sign to get and document. A change in pulse can be indicative of certain disease processes or non-homeostatic processes.

Acupuncture is hooey though.
phylotree
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Apr18-12, 08:37 PM
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Oh thank you Bobze. Yes, it is the radial pulse I would like to ask. I pay attention to my own pulse that there is no difference at all even when I am sick or well. How can people get the data of pulse changes ?


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