Beautiful Passages from Nei Jing: Balanced Pulse

The pulse of a healthy person is discussed in Ling Shu, chapter nine.  Keeping with the thorough nature of the Nei Jing, the healthy pulse resonates through the entire microcosm and macrocosm.  From the pulse, all can be discerned about the patient.


“The one that is called the balanced person is not sick; Cun Kou [and] Ren Ying pulse [beat] in accord with the four seasons; the upper pulse (Ren Ying) and the lower pulse (Cun Kou) heed each other’s comings and goings; the pulses of the six meridians beat with no irregularities; the [body’s] beginnings and ends, the cold and warmth are self-preserving and self-regulating; the body’s form, muscle, blood, and qi must be in agreement, this is what is called the balanced person.”

Published by Raul Ramirez, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Physician, Catch Wrestler, Kickboxer, Vegan, Progressive

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