Pulse examination is an important means of diagnosing and collecting disease information in traditional Chinese medicine. It is an important task for TCM scholars to inherit and study pulse diagnosis. Records of Tradition Chinese and Western Medicine in Combination being written by ZHANG Xi-chun, a famous doctor in the late Qing dynasty and early republic of China, is selected as the main research object in the article. The rapid pulse annotations of past dynasties doctors are refered. The medical records of rapid pulse and main diseases recorded in this book are summarized. The asthenia symptoms of rapid pulse are listed, including spleen yin being injured, yuan qi being extreme lack, blood deficiency producing heat syndrome,yin deficiency affecting yang qi, yin and yang being not able to maintain and kidney yin being not able to be upward. The excess symptoms of rapid pulse are listed, including blazing heat in Yangming channel, thermal medicine injuring body, internal stirring of liver wind, hot bricks ironing outside and leading to cold evil invaginating. Through ZHANG Xi-chun’s understanding of the clinical significance of rapid pulse is discussed, the characteristics of using pulse diagnosis are revealed.
China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy
Records of Tradition Chinese and Western Medicine in Combination