Gender and Measuring-position Differences in the Radial Pulse of Healthy Individuals

Yun Kyoung Yim, Chan Lee, Hyun Jin Lee, Kwangsuk Park

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Abstract

In this research, radial pulse differences according to gender and measuring positions in healthy individuals were investigated in an objective manner. A total of 372 healthy volunteers (189 males and 183 females) participated in this study. The radial pulse was measured at six different measuring positions using a multistep tonometry system. The pulse data were compared between males and females and between different measuring positions. Compared to the pulses in females, those in males were deeper and slower, with a longer diastolic proportion and a shorter systolic proportion. Amplitude of the radial pulse increased as it went distal. The pulse was deepest at the Cheock position and shallowest at the Gwan position. Compared to the right pulse, the radial augmentation index was higher and the main peak angle was larger in case of the left pulse. The results of this research show that the radial pulses in healthy individuals differ significantly according to gender and measuring positions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalJAMS Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • Gender
  • Korean medicine
  • Measuring position
  • Physiological difference
  • Pulse diagnosis
  • Radial pulse

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In: JAMS Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 324-330.

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