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Chinese/Japanese Pulse Image chart: Tight Pulse (jinmai)

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Illustration of Tight Pulse (jinmai) from Renyuan maiying guizhi tushuo (Pictorial Handbook of Pulse Images Based on the Person). This is a specialist text on pulse diagnosis attributed to the third-century master Shuhe, edited and revised by Shen Jifen in the Ming period (1368-1644). It discusses various pulse images and the medical conditions to which they relate, and contains 48 pulse image diagrams. This undated edition was engraved and published in Japan.

The text states: The pulse image of Tight Pulse is as follows. It rises suddenly and declines rapidly. When palpated lightly (ju, lit. raised), it is extremely tense and fleeting, like a stretched cord. Tight Pulse relates to pain. When it is present at the cun (Inch) pulse sector of the wrist, it relates to headache; at the guan (Pass) sector, it relates to abdominal pain; and at the chi (Foot) sector, it relate to pain below the navel.

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Chinese/Japanese Pulse Image chart: Tight Pulse (jinmai). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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