Jump to content

pregnancy pulse - crazy?
traditional chinese diagnosis method


  • Please log in to reply
110 replies to this topic

#1 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

pulse

so for thousands of years the chinese have been doing thing the 'traditional way'.. and as chinese medicine and remedies are becoming more popular i came across this picture describing how to detect the 'pregnancy palse'.. can everyone give it a shot and see if it's accurate?

sorry it's in chinese but the jist of it is the 3 lines that go verticle up your wrist are your pulse lines (lets call them left, middle, and right)... overlooking the other complex diagnostics you can apparently do lets just get to the obvious - are we pregnan??:

apparently left pulse is always strong but ignore that for this test.

however, if both your middle and right pulse cannot be felt you're not pregnant.

if your middle and/or right pulse can be felt then you are pregnant.

if the middle pulse only then you're having a boy, if the right pulse only then you're having a girl. if both middle and right exist but one strong one weak, then it's still a boy. if both are strong, then it's twins.

where there are 3 finger marks on the wrist picture represents the first 3mths of pregnancy and should reflect where you are in your pregnancy (ie when pressed, the pulse should be flt under the particular finger area).. they are represented by the 3 black dots.. each black dot that goes up the hand represents each next month in pregnancy, and so in theory, if you are 9mths pregnant then you should be able to feel a pulse in your middle finger at the top most joint.

so.... is this all true??

lets us know your test results!!

(edited) silly edit but please ensure you test on your left hand as per picture!

and make sure your left wrist is laying down (not held up cause looking at it won't help!)

and when you rest your fingers on your right hand onto the left wrist to test, ensure you only place it very lightly.. this is not a blood test, you do not need to press hard and choke the blood to make it 'show'.. the lightness actually should make the pulse clearer.

Edited by happi_losti, 08 March 2011 - 02:21 PM.


#2 Maeli

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:13 PM

Strong left pulse, no middle pulse, weak right pulse.  I've taken my pulse a million times & have never felt the right pulse! ohmy.gif

Don't know what I am having yet, very interesting! wink.gif

#3 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (Maeli @ 16/12/2010, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strong left pulse, no middle pulse, weak right pulse. I've taken my pulse a million times & have never felt the right pulse! ohmy.gif

Don't know what I am having yet, very interesting! wink.gif


omg fantastic! thank you for replying! please keep us updated (if you remember) when you are happy to share the outcomes.. really intrigued!

#4 Fossy

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:19 PM

Hmm I can feel all three and I'm definately not pregnant....!  Sorry to debunk the theory!

ETA - the middle one is the weakest of the three

Edited by Bubs10, 16 December 2010 - 01:19 PM.


#5 Al.Packer

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:20 PM

My GP does this (she practises some other form of medicine, along with Western medicine), and she was adamant I am pg with a girl - she said I have "stong female pulses".

I'm keen to find out at our next ultrasound.

#6 bebe'

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:21 PM

I dont know that I did it right & I dont really get it but I can feel the left & right, nothing in middle

#7 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (Bubs10 @ 16/12/2010, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm I can feel all three and I'm definately not pregnant....! Sorry to debunk the theory!

ETA - the middle one is the weakest of the three


bubs10: as mentioned there are other complex diagnosis to do with this.. the scenario i put up is assuming at least the following:

- person is sexually active (edited to say) and fertile
- under 45yrs of age

and if all three pulses are felt but definetly not pregnant (e.g. having period).. then it's an indication of problems with period/cycles..

not mean to put you off saying you're not well just saying that it could mean many other things.. was just interested more to see if for those that are pregnant and know if it's accurate hehe..

Edited by happiforyou, 16 December 2010 - 02:31 PM.


#8 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (Al.Packer @ 16/12/2010, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My GP does this (she practises some other form of medicine, along with Western medicine), and she was adamant I am pg with a girl - she said I have "stong female pulses".

I'm keen to find out at our next ultrasound.



ahh exciting!!! congrats and i hope you return to this thread later on to confirm!

#9 LenaK

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

Strong left pulse, no middle pulse and strong right pulse.    
We dont know what we are having though I have thought for a few months now that it's a girl...

Eta we had a boy

Edited by LenaK, 30 November 2012 - 07:50 AM.


#10 Angelic80

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:27 PM

I also dont know if I did it right.. but I also felt the left and the right....
fingers crossed biggrin.gif

#11 Flossy73

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:27 PM

Hi,

My Right is Really Strong, my Middle is semi strong and my Left hardly anything.

I know for sure i am having a boy.

#12 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (LenaK @ 16/12/2010, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strong left pulse, no middle pulse and strong right pulse.
We dont know what we are having though I have thought for a few months now that it's a girl...


Congrats LenaK! best of luck on your journey!! can't wait to confirm haha..

QUOTE (Angelic80 @ 16/12/2010, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also dont know if I did it right.. but I also felt the left and the right....
fingers crossed biggrin.gif


*fingers crossed* apparently it can be hard to feel for some people (esp those with low blood pressure) but how exciting!!! i hope it's a nice big BFP coming your way

QUOTE (Flossy73 @ 16/12/2010, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

My Right is Really Strong, my Middle is semi strong and my Left hardly anything.

I know for sure i am having a boy.


omg.. don't tell me this thing is actually accurate!!!

#13 Angelic80

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE (happiforyou @ 16/12/2010, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*fingers crossed* apparently it can be hard to feel for some people (esp those with low blood pressure) but how exciting!!! i hope it's a nice big BFP coming your way



Thanks.. I really hope so too! original.gif
BTW - any idea how soon after conception does this method work??

#14 Bluenomi

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:41 PM

Well I can't feel any pulse at all so I must be dead cool.gif



#15 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:43 PM

apparently it can be felt from abou 1 week after conception.. so i'm guessing it's when implantation has occurred? that would make sense to me as your body starts preparing to care for the beanie there will be more blood rushing through you to your uterus..

apparently later on in pregnancy the stronger the pulse the bigger the baby and vice versa.. and if you can feel a pulse at the middle finger tip where the last line is at the top then labour will start within 24hrs..

amazing stuff.. just wished there was an easier way to know we all made it besides digging our fingers into our wrist hahahaha

apologies to all the crazy looking women out there trying this out

*edited to say 'within' not 'in' 24hrs*

Edited by happiforyou, 16 December 2010 - 01:45 PM.


#16 Angelic80

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:46 PM

I must say this is very interesting..and I will be very interested to know how ppl find this method...
Did it prove true for them or not..
Please do keep this thread alive and post up your experiences....

I will let you know how I go.. I am currently 9DPO today.. and hands.gif hard for a BFP.gif ..
*Fingers crossed*

Thanks OP for posting this up... and giving me something else to obsess over.. biggrin.gif

#17 misshavok

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:47 PM

I'm not really going to take this seriously, but it's fun to do.

For me:
Strong left pulse, no middle, weak right.

I have gotten the notion that I am having a girl, so we shall see. Tounge1.gif

#18 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:48 PM

no worries angelic80 was just finding something new to obsess over and keep me busy during 2ww i'm CD25 don't know when/if i O'd as i don't check/track that stuff so here's hands.gif for a BFP for me too..

although i can only sort of feel a really really weak one on and off the right pulse.. argghhhh..

#19 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (misshavok @ 16/12/2010, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not really going to take this seriously, but it's fun to do.

For me:
Strong left pulse, no middle, weak right.

I have gotten the notion that I am having a girl, so we shall see. Tounge1.gif


congrats misshavok! hope you have a healthy sticky bean and hands.gif not so much that this is 'right' (about the sex of child) but just the fact that it works/exists!!

#20 Angelic80

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE (happiforyou @ 16/12/2010, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no worries angelic80 was just finding something new to obsess over and keep me busy during 2ww i'm CD25 don't know when/if i O'd as i don't check/track that stuff so here's hands.gif for a BFP for me too..

although i can only sort of feel a really really weak one on and off the right pulse.. argghhhh..



Praying for you and everyone else who wants a BFP.gif biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 16/12/2010, 02:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I can't feel any pulse at all so I must be dead cool.gif



Your little one in the sig is ADORABLE!!!! sooo damn cute!! biggrin.gif

#21 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:55 PM

can i just add that when doing this ensure your arm/wrist is laying relaxed on a flat surface (ie. don't hold your arm up and do it).. and can rest wrist over padding if more comfortable (e.g. i use my wrist pad for my keyboard).. and i close my eyes to do it so i can concentrate..

*points to above* i learn this from watching chinese docs do this.. and tv.. of course haha

#22 Nofliesonme

Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:00 PM

Im 6months pregnant and im definitly having a boy. and i can feel pulse in my left finger and middle only

#23 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (thunda @ 16/12/2010, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im 6months pregnant and im definitly having a boy. and i can feel pulse in my left finger and middle only


sorry thunda, just to clarify, did you mean pulse in left pulse line and middle pulse line, or actually in the fingers?

congrats btw!!

#24 Onyx

Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:03 PM

I could feel and left and right pulse, but no middle pulse  shrug.gif

#25 happi_losti

Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (MistyGirl @ 16/12/2010, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I could feel and left and right pulse, but no middle pulse shrug.gif


i say if you can feel any pulse (righ or middle) it's a bonus already hehe..

problem with this method is that it's just like all other testing means.. you gotta 'wait till it's ripe'.. so further into the pregnancy the more accurate and strong it will tell..

e.g. if your right pulse = pregnant, it could mean that you're
1 - having a girl
2 - having a boy but the middle pulse isn't strong enough to detect yet

and of course 3 - this is all hokus pokus! but good luck!!


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.