- One of the functions of Qi is movement.....
Wei Qi circulates....it stands to reason that among it's patholgies could be
stagnation, even if there are no historical commentaries surrounding the
A few posts back I commented on the lack of herbal indications referring to
Wei Qi stagnation. This brings into further question whether the notion
At the moment the conversations about Ying Wei are incomplete. Zhang
described it in the context of Damage by Cold with a farely circumscribed set
of signs and symptoms.
Lonnie brought forward some modern day notions that have aslo been proferred
by Kaptchuk, that were purportedly ascribed to Sun Si Miao.
Potential pathology: deficiency, disharmony, stagnation, not [reversal,
if these are pathologies of Qi, then why not Wei Qi, at this point any of the
Chinese staffers here will look with disdain "because it's not"........Why
Not? Was it ever questioned? No!!!
Clarification on the Cotton quality:
The importance of any pulse image is the inquiry that one generates in
response. No one quality has a single interpretation. One could say for any
pulse image, there are many possible interpretations and for any
interpretation, there may be different pulse images.
Dr. Shen calls it a Yu pulse, and he interprets this as sad.Dr. Hammer often
describes it as representing those who are “leading lives of quiet
desperation”. These are not the only possibilities. The sensation is a result
of damp accumulation and stagnation of Qi in the Wei portion. These events
may be due to Spleen Qi Xu resulting in increased humidity and Qi stagnation
in the superficial regions. It may be due to Kidney Yang Xu to transform
fluids. There may be a deficiency of Wei Qi; the Yuan Qi from the Kidneys
combusts with the Gu Qi of the Spleen and the Zong Qi which is derived from
Da Qi to generate Wei Qi. Any one or more of these components may be a factor
in causing a cotton pulse (Lu, K or Sp Qi Xu).
Insufficiency of Ministerial Fire may be a culprit. This Ministerial Fire
travels in the Shao Yang, a portion of which is the San Jiao channel where
points of the Yang Wei are found, especially the master point. If the Yang
Wei pulse (traveling transversely from the radial aspect in the distal to the
ulnar aspect in the proximal) is also found, the function of the Yang Wei is
diminished in its capacity to connect the Yang. This occasionally presents
with a cotton pulse and is especially important if the patient has no sadness
I just re read my response from last night. I hope it's clear enough, but
if not, let me know. It's obvious from what I wrote that was too tired to
- I was taking A.'s pulse in a very relaxed atmosphere - as we are friends.Suddenly I felt the Cotton quality without any doubt in the left distal position.He has an abnormaly high triglyceride counting (over 800!!). The Doc. saidit is some kind of constitutional thing... (I don't know). Can this Cotton pulsebe related to this high counting - besides the so called "quiet sadness"?-ivan-
- In a message dated 5/22/01 2:54:39 PM, inandor@... writes:
<< I was taking A.'s pulse in a very relaxed atmosphere - as we are friends.
Suddenly I felt the Cotton quality without any doubt in the left distal
He has an abnormaly high triglyceride counting (over 800!!). The Doc. said
it is some kind of constitutional thing... (I don't know). Can this Cotton
be related to this high counting - besides the so called "quiet sadness"?
My understanding of the cotton pulse is that it begins in the left distal
position..and if not rectified continues to fill the left side positions
taking approximately 7 years
It takes another seven years to become present in all of the positions on the
right side. So, in my humble opinion, this 'quiet saddness" is fairly recent