Pulse diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis

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Caption: Tibetan pulse diagnosis. Practitioner of traditional Tibetan medicine takes a patient's pulse. During pulse diagnosis different levels of pulse in the wrist are investigated by feeling with three fingers of the hand. The state of the pulse is thought to reveal information about general health and disorders. In addition to pulse measurement, careful physical examination of nails, skin and urine is conducted. Photographed at the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, India.

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Keywords: alternative medicine, astrological, black-and-white, complementary, dharamsala, diagnosis, diagnostic, healthcare, india, indian, institute, measurement, medical, monocrhome, patient, practitioner, reading, taking pulse, therapy, tibetan, traditional

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