Category: Reduced Volume
Sensation: The pulse beats against the finger without force, energy or vigour. The intensity or power of the impulse is reduced.
Interpretation: This pulse quality represents moderate qi deficiency. The body is depleted of qi and blood, but still trying to compensate and maintain normal function.
Chronic moderate qi deficiency also affects the production of blood. Treatment of this condition tends to be more long term than milder qi deficiency and will most probably include dietary advice and herbal prescriptions. In addition it is important to educate people regarding their perception of tiredness, recommend lifestyle changes and to live within their energetic capabilities.