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floating and soggy 73, 125, 129 skipping 37,39, 56,67

floating and surging 73, 125, 128 slippery pulse 3 1, 34, 35, 39-41, 52,
floating and tight 68, 73, 77, 109, 116, 53, 64, 65, 68-70, 75, 94, 111
125 slow pulse 4,29-31, 39, 51, 57, 64, 68,
floating and vacuous 73 69, 71, 75, 79, 80,92, 111, 116, 141
floating with strength 68 slow, forceful 68
floating without strength 68 slow, forceless 68
frenzied sesame seed 136 slow, slippery 68
hidden 28, 29, 39, 4.1, 56, 67, 71, 74, slow, weak 68
108,124 soft 10, 26, 27, 55, 69, 70, 72, 79, 117,
images 5, 8, 10-12, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 147
27,31, 32,34,36,38-43, 45, 49-51, 58, soggy 10,27, 39, 40, 55, 66, 72, 74,
63,64,67,73, 75, 78, 83, 89, 110, 113, 104, 147
114, 135,139-142, 147, 148 spinning bean 136
images, diseased 19 stirring 34, 39, 58, 67, 76, 140
images, normal 19 surging 23, 24, 39, 55, 65, 70, 73, 98,
interpreting the v, 49, 58, 89 111, 124, 141
large 36,69, 129 tight32,51, 54,65,68,71,77, 79,
leaking roof 135 100, 112, 116
long 3 1-33, 65, 76 tight, deep 71
obstacles to mastering the 8 true visceral 20
of pregnancy 65, 111 untying rope 135
opposite gate 60 upturned knife 136
pecking 135 - - -- - - - -vacuous 25, 26, 31, 39, 55, 65, 69, 74, - -

racing 30, 31, 39, 58, 67, 76, 90, 124 79, 81, 96, 117
rapid 30, 31, 34, 39, 50-52, 58, 61, 64, weak 28, 39, 56, 66,68, 72, 74, 75,
68-70, 75, 79-81, 93, 110, 111, 116, 79-81, 105, 112
141, 144 waving fish 135
rapid, forceless 68 pulse images, combined 63, 67,73, 89
rapid irregularly interrupted 37, 67, 77 pulse images, diseased & normal
rapid, large, forceless 69 pulse images, underlying mechanisms of
regularly interrupted 37, 67, 72, 78 the 50
relaxed 2, 30, 31,39, 54, 55, 60, 66, 71, Pulse Classic 16, 17, 19, 67, 78, 137,
80, 143 148, 149, 151
relaxed, deep 71 push and search 45
relaxed, fine, and slow 71
relaxed, floating 71
replete 3 1, 58,65, 69, 77, 79, 80, 97
scallion-stalk 23, 25-27, 39,41, 55, 66, qi and blood dual vacuity 7 1, 110-112
69,73, 102, 112 qi and blood pain 102
scattered 26, 27, 39, 55, 66, 77, 106, qi and blood stasis and stagnation 71
123 qi and blood vacuity 52, 55, 56,69, 70,
seasonal variation in 58, 61 76,111
seething cauldron 136 qi chaos 78
short 33, 34, 39, 54, 65, 76 qi counterflow 65, 76, 84, 117
simu!tzneous galpaticn cf 45 qi desei"Lioii75
qi desertion and essence consumption 76 spleen vacuity 2, 53, 55, 71, 96,99, 107,
qi disease 73, 75 110, 143, 145-147
qi division has a blockage 67 spleen yang vacuity 4
qi pain 69, 87 spleen/stomach vacuity weakness 7 1, 104
qi stagnation 4, 53, 56, 57,61,64-66, 70, stagnant food 52
72,75,84, 109, 111, 117, 143, 146 stiff neck 79
qi vacuity and debility patterns 65 stomach 16-18, 20, 66, 69-72, 76, 87, 88,
radial artery 13, 60 90-93, 95, 98, 100-105, 107, 108, 115,
rheum, branch 69 120, 121, 126, 128, 130, 138, 143-147,
rheum elusive mass 69,77 150
rheum, overflowing 106 stomach and intestines, heat in the 69
rheum, suspended 69 stomach qi 20, 70, 72, 76, 145
root 2,20,21, 26, 50, 53, 55, 121, 129, stomach reflux 70, 128
132, 139, 144, 146, 147 stomachache 91,97
running piglet 74, 100 stools, bloody 69, 93
stools, dry 81, 93, 95, 98
stools, loose 2, 4, 79-8 1, 96, 104, 105,
146
sadness 115 strangury patterns 70, 7 1
sea of marrow emptiness and vacuity 72 strangury, turbid 90, 93, 98
seven affects 71, 72, 115, 125, 144 strength, lack of 4, 79, 8 1, 117
sex 43, 58, 59 styloid process 13, 14, 60, 121
shun, lower abdominal cold 100 Su Wen 24,25,43
Shang Hun Lun 19, 151 sweating, no 45, 79
shao yin blood vacuity 101 sweating, slight 80
Si Yan Ju Yao 16 sweating, spontaneous 7 1, 72, 74, 79, 8 1,
Simple Questions 24,40,43 104,128, 145
sinew atony 72 sweats, night 50, 79, 8 1, 103, 104
sinew contraction, aching & pain 104 sweats, yin vacuity thief (i.e., night) 72
sinews, blood not constructing the 104
six environmental excesses 114
skinny people 60
sleep, loss of 79, 8 1, 94, 98, 101, 104, taxation detriment of the seven affects 71
105, 107 TCM methodology 4
small intestine 16, 87, 137, 138 tenesmus 79
speak, disinclination to 79-81 The Lakeside Master's Study of the Pulse
speech, delirious 69 89, 113
spermatorrhea 7 1,96 thirst 70, 79-81, 94, 127
spirit 20, 62, 79, 81, 92, 115, 129, 145, thirst, no 80, 81
146 thirst, wasting 70
spirit, devitalized 92 thirst with a desire for hot drinks 80
spirit, fatigued 8 1 throat, dry mouth and 8 1
spleen 2,4, 16-18, 52-55, 65, 70-72, 85, throat, sore 45, 50, 61, 93, 97,98
87, 88, 92, 94, 96, 97, 99, 101, 104, tinnitus 50, 96, 101, 105
105, 107, 110, 115, 120, 121, 126-128, torpid intake 91,93,98, 101, 104, 105
133, 138, 140, 143-147, 150 torticollis 17, 71
tongue, examination of the 3 warmth, lack of 2
tongue, light red 50, 148 wasting thirst 70
tongue, pale 2,4, 79-8 1, 117 wind bi 71
tongue, red tip 50, 148 wind cold external invasion 2
tongue, sores on the mouth & 93 wind, dislike of 80
tongue, stiff 70, 94, 97 wind heat lodged in the lower burner 90
triple burner 16, 137, 138 wind stroke 71, 116, 127
tui shun 70 wind vacuity 73
Wiseman, Nigel 13, 20,43, 52, 150
worry 7,53, 115, 123, 143-145
wrong intellectual perspective 9
upper back and shoulder tightness and Wu Qian 1 19,149
pain 5 1
upward and outwardly counterflowing
yang qi 50
urine, yellow 80 yang, collapse of 65
urinary frequency & turbidity 9 1 yang ming, intense heat in the 70, 86
urinary incontinence 79,92 yang minute and yin weak 76
urination, clear, long 50, 79,96 yang qi debility and decay 67
urination, inhibited 79 yang toxins 69
urination, short, reddish yellow 80, 81 yang vacuity and yin exuberance 68
uterine bleeding 73, 99, 102 Yi Jing 58
Yi Zhong Bi Du 19
Yi Zong Jin J i m 34,36, 113, 137, 1149
yin & yang on the verge of separating 106
vacuity chill of the lower origin 104 yin and yang dual vacuity 71,72
vacuity cold 5 1, 57, 68, 73, 75, 87, 104, yin collapse 70, 84, 117
126,139, 143 yin, collapse of, and desertion of blood 73
vacuity detriment 68-70,76, 107, 145 yin, consumption of 58
vacuity detriment of yang qi floating to yin fire 70, 98, 140-145, 148
the outside 68 yin vacuity 50, 55,64, 66, 69, 70,72, 73,
vacuous yang floating to the outside 69 76,81,84,87,88,93, 105, 107, 112,
vaginal discharge 97, 110, 111, 146 117, 126, 139-141, 144, 146, 147
vaginal discharge, excessive 97, 146 yin vacuity, internal heat 69
viscera and bowels, vacuity detriment of Zhang Wei-yaq 24,25, 138, 139
the 70 Zhang Zhong-jing 19, 150, 151
vision, blurred 8 1 Zhong Yi Mai Xue Ru Men 1 13, 149, 151
voice, husky 79 Zhong Zang-jing 63, 142
vomiting and diarrhea, acute 71 Zhu Dan-xi 38, 67,68, 148, 150
vomiting of blood 69, 102
vomiting of chilly phlegm, spleen cold 71
vomiting, mania 69
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