ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


A review of wrist pulse analysis

In present scenario, the human health condition is being diagnosed by various advanced sophisticated equipments. Moreover, the process of diagnosis is becoming expensive and painful. In ancient Indian Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), wrist pulse was used to diagnose the health status of the subject and to envision the root cause of a disease. According to Ayurveda, a person’s health status depends on three essential components and the imbalance of a component is the symptom of a disease. Practitioner determines the unhealthiness of a subject, based on the wrist pulse parameters such as pulse strength, amplitude shape, vega, rhythm, pulse width and transition period. Evaluation of the vital information of the components depends exclusively upon the perception of the practitioner and varies from practitioner to practitioner based on his/her expertise or experience. No modern technique can determine the pathological condition of a subject. The paper presents a review of wrist pulse parameters for diseases like diabetics, hypertension, gastritis, etc.

Author(s): Suguna GC, Veerabhadrappa ST
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