One of the first things I do when you come in and sit down is feel your pulse. I am not checking your heartbeats per minute. What I am concerned with is the quality, depth and rate of your pulse. These three things can tell me a lot about what is going on internally. I want to get a baseline of what your pulse is like before I begin the treatment.
There are three pulse positions on each wrist that I feel. The right side tells me about your energy (or Qi), the left side tells me about blood flow and circulation.
After I insert the acupuncture needles, I will keep checking your pulse throughout the rest of the treatment. Why? I do this because your pulse should change from where it was when you first came in. For example, if your pulse was slow, deep and not too strong when I first felt it, then by the end of the treatment, it should become steady, stronger and have more “life” to it. Your pulse is your turkey timer as I like to say. It lets me know when you are “finished” during the treatment and tells me that the treatment is working.
Red Pony Medicine
1930 Tamarack Road
Newark, Ohio 43055