Palpatation areas in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Polarity Massage Therapy

In my continuing education course on Polarity Massage Therapy several years ago, it was discussed to palpitate and feel for pulses under the neck, and at Taixi (Kidney 3 area). These are the same places as pulses in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I will share what I have learned this year with some of the pulse and palpitation areas of the body. I will not go in-depth about the pulses of the wrist as many articles like this already exist.
The lessons are in the images so click to enlarge. Enjoy!

Traditional Chinese Medicine Palpitation Areas:


Polarity Massage CEU training course notes:


Polarity Exercises: Wood Chopper and Pyramid/Sumo squat

Classical Wrist pulses used in diagnosis:


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Coach Matt Stampe is a Database Administrator and I.T. professional. In the world of Bodywork, he has been a Massage Therapist, and is currently a student at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine ( He has taught hundreds of people Authentic Tai Chi Kung fu for over 25 years at places including: Kung fu schools, Parks and Recreation centers, Chinese schools, Martial arts clubs, MMA/Boxing gyms, and Acupuncture Universities. He has positively impacted peoples lives whether for health, sport, strength, and spirit. As a true combat athlete and fighter, he teaches realistic methods so people can be confident to defend themselves. (without all the woo-woo mystical BS.)
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