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:

palpatations

Polarity Massage CEU training course notes:

polarity-therapy

Polarity Exercises: Wood Chopper and Pyramid/Sumo squat

Classical Wrist pulses used in diagnosis:
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Pulse-types

About Administrator

Coach Matt Stampe is a Database Administrator and I.T. professional. In the world of Bodywork, he has been a Massage Therapist licensed under the Virginia Board of Nursing, and is currently a student at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (VUOM.edu). He has taught hundreds of people Authentic Yang Tai Chi Kung fu for over 25 years. He was President of the Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy (VCU) Martial arts club, Secretary and Treasurer of USA chapter of Yongnian Association under Sifu He Weiqi. Experience includes: Kung fu schools: Omei Shaolin (Sifu Lu Xiaoling) 3rd degree Black Sash, Chinese Martial Arts Institute (Sifu Clarence Burris), United States Wushu Academy (Coach Christopher Pei), and Qi Elements (Sifu Nancy Bloomfield), Former Head Coach: Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation centers(Adults Tai Chi), Hope Chinese school (kids classes), NOVA MMA gym in Arlington (kids classes), and VUOM Martial Arts Tai Chi club (Fairfax). He has positively impacted peoples lives whether for health, sport, strength, combat, and spirit. As a true combat athlete, he teaches methods so people can be confident to defend themselves.
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