EHF on Pulse Points


[ICMART '97 VII International Medical Acupuncture Symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 26-29, 1997, p. 33]

Mikhail Teppone, Romen Avagyan

Palpation of the radial artery pulse is one of the most important diagnostic method of traditional Chinese medicine. They consider that all information about 12 Channels and Organs can be obtained by palpation of the superficial and deep pulses at the Cun, Guan and Chi positions (fig. 1)*. Usual technique of pulse diagnosis is based on the doctor's feelings.



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Figure 1. Pulse position on the left and right wrists .



A new version of pulse diagnostic technique applies same relations between pulse points and Organs. But doctor monitors changing the patient's feelings during palpation of the pulse. For example, patient has headache and pain at the hypochondriac region: During palpation of the superficial and deep pulses at the Guan position on the left hand the aggravation of the symptoms is observed. It means, that there is Excess of the Element "Wood" including Excess of Liver and Gallbladder. If in this case pain is released by palpation of the deep pulse at the Cun position of the right hand, it means, that additionally there is Deficiency of the Lung. If pain is aggravated by palpation of the superficial pulse at the Guan position on the left hand, but released by palpation of the deep pulse at the same position, it means, that there is Excess of the Gallbladder and Deficiency of the Liver, etc. In other words, during palpation of the pulse point correlated to the Organ/Channel with the Excess, patient may have aggravation of the symptoms or changing his condition to worse. But if there is Deficiency of the correlated Organ/Channel, palpation of the certain pulse point is accompanied by release from the initial symptoms or changing patient's condition to be better. Changing the patient's condition during palpation of the pulse let one to conclude that pulse points belong to the diagnostic-curative micro-system like ear, nose, palm, etc.

Extremely High Frequency (EHF) - Puncture is a new method of treatment which is based on different biological effects of low power (non-thermal) level electromagnetic radiation of millimeter band and acupuncture theory of TCM. It is noninvasive, painless and effective method to influence upon Acupoints.

One of the most important peculiarities of the EHF-Puncture is its possibility without needle manipulation to stimulate various kind of specific sensations (phenomenon De Qi) not at the place of influence, but at the place of Qi disorders.

EHF-Puncture can be applied to treat different diseases by means of influence on the pulse points. The wave-guide should be located on the necessary position of the radial artery and then patient's sensory reactions (phenomenon De Qi) are observed. The specific feelings appearing during influence upon pulse points give possibility to individualize the duration of treatment: reinforcing (1-3 min.) or reducing (15-30 min.) methods.

Actually there is no difference between application of EHF-Puncture on the pulse points or Acupoints of any other microsystems (Palm, Sole, Ear, etc.).   

* This picture was not presented in the original article, but were demonstrated during symposium.

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