Sensory Characteristic: The pulse feels soft and flexible and radiates strength. When pressed, it slides under the finger and does not lose its form.
Associated Images: Pudding, honey, pillow, tapioca pearls.
Emotional Association: Pleasantness, an embrace, a caress, melding, slipperiness.
In the Clinic: Characteristic of the SP and not necessarily indicative of pathology.
Care should be taken to avoid the introduction of a heating quality, as the combination of heat and dampness can lead to pathology.
Sensory Characteristic: Restrained and obstructed movement and a very small pulse. Felt with deep pressure but not with a light touch.
Associated Images: A lentil, the head of a nail or a thumbtack, a small marble.
Emotional Association: Unease, helplessness, frustration.
In the Clinic: Characteristic of the LIV. Indicative of frustration and repressed anger.
Comparing a Dry Pulse and a Fire Pulse:
Both pulses are very small and concentrated. The pulse that is characteristic of dryness is extremely static, and the pulse that is characteristic of fire is extremely active.