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#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!!


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