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Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

chinese pulse diagnosis

Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis is one of the oldest diagnostic tools utilised in Chinese medicine to assess the true health of a patient. In just a few minutes we will read your radial pulse to reveal your true state of health and the reasons for any health issues.


What Can Pulse Diagnosis Reveal?

A pulse expert will pick up the following problems and the reasons for them:

PAIN: neck, back, sciatica, knee, fibromyalgia, neuropathy…

HEART HEALTH: Tiredness, anxiety, high & low blood pressure, palpitations, partial blockages, cardiomyopathy, murmurs…

DIGESTIVE HEALTH: IBS, reflux, nausea, gastritis…

LIVER HEALTH:  insomnia, irritability, stress, depression

LUNG HEALTHsinusitis, asthma, weak immune system, lung infection…

HORMONAL HEALTH: hot flushes, sweating, gynaecology, thyroid issues, adrenal issues…


How Does Pulse Diagnosis Work?

By feeling the subtleties of the flow of blood through your radial artery on your wrist, including the rate, shape, size, depth and strength, we are able to accurately determine the health problems you have.

The pulse also reveals the Chinese Medicine reasons for the health problems you have. This often comes down to blood flow being impeded somewhere in the body.  Blood contains everything the body needs for good health so any restriction in blood flow will of course lead to problems.

Once we establish where blood and oxygen flow is impeded in the body, we can work toward restoring health and longevity using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

There is a saying: ‘the pulse reveals the truth’.  Knowing how to read a pulse properly is a powerful diagnostic skill that identifies the real cause of many diseases and health problems so treatment can be more targeted for a faster result.

Mastering pulse diagnosis takes years of training with a Master.  It is not taught in any depth at universities so as a result relatively few practitioners have mastered it. It is as much art as science.

A skilled practitioner will tell you what health issues you have without you saying a word.


How to Experience Pulse Diagnosis

Dr Bruce Stafford (Acu) regularly takes pulses for free at events.  He recently took over 350 pulses at a large event in Melbourne and often appears at other events.  He offers a Free 15 Minute Chinese Medicine Health Check at his clinic at Pascoe Vale for people who would like to experience the ancient art of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and acupuncture Melbourne.