What is the pulse-point?
Pulse point is a place on a skin where the heartbeats can be felt quickly, usually, where is an artery located near the surface of the body—these vessels they can usually palpate against a bony structure.
The heart listens to internal organs and adapts itself to their needs. The heart then sets a rhythm for blood circulation on the whole body and influence a pulse wave.
The most common site, which doctors regularly use for measuring a pulse is radial artery pulsations in the wrist. It’s a clear, prominent and a very convenient spot.
What is the history of pulse-points?
Doctors from ancient India, Tibet and China, developed listening to the art of heartbeat thousands of years ago, and are still very good at it. In their wisdom, doctors created external methods designed to understand the body’s interior, including observation; careful questioning; tongue diagnosis; and pulse diagnosis. Pulse diagnosis is also an essential diagnostic tool about the state of health in different ways.
A patient’s pulse plays a vital role also in Western medicine, as a valuable indicator of health. Although in ancient medicine, pulse diagnosis is a more detailed, subtle process and looking for much more than pulse rate.
How does pulse-point reading work?
Chinese pulse diagnosis, for example, is complicated but let’s begin with some of the basics. If you place three fingers over the radial artery in your wrist, each finger rests on a different section of the pulse. Each section, front, middle and rear, correlates with different organs. Besides the pulse rate, fingers also search for pulse length, depth and quality because these pulse attributes are equally important.
Pulse length: Pulse length can be short or long and provides indications of the strength and balance of blood and energy flow. A longer pulse is considerate normal if there are no other signs, but short, weak pulse can mean that there is not enough vital energy to move blood around, and there are blockages.
Pulse depth: Pulse depth reflects the level of Qi or body’s life force and indicates present health condition. Superficial level indicates an exterior, acute illness, like a cold or flu, whereas a deep pulse reflects the chronic state of the organs and more internal conditions.
Pulse quality: Pulse quality can be choppy, rough with an uneven flow, slippery pulse-like little ripples or like beads running underneath fingers.
All this pulse information can help practitioners to choose the most appropriate treatments with acupuncture, herbs and diet that best suits to body’s needs.
What are the benefits of crystal aromatherapy on pulse-points?
Pulse-pointss on the skin surface are closest to the blood vessels so topical therapeutics can easily be absorbed into the bloodstream.
When crystal aromatherapy oil is applied to the skin, their therapeutic vibrations and ingredients penetrate the bloodstream through the epidermis, sweat pores and papilla of hair.
Once inside the bloodstream, they circulate to the specific organs and can also pass through the blood-brain barrier to the limbic brain system, where they can influence the hormonal and nervous systems.
There are several pulse-points applications:
Bottom of the Feet: feet are an excellent spot because there are big pores and no hair and sebum, that allows quick absorption. Also, feet only have 5 layers of skin while the body has 7-10 layers of skin.
With over 70,000 nerve endings on the feet, there is an energy connection through every organ and system in your body.
Behind the Ears:
The skin behind our ears are very permeable also mastoid pressure point is located behind the ear, which can contribute to more significant relief from headaches, fatigue or insomnia problem.
On the Temples:
Temples are pulse-pointss located on the side of the head, where blood vessels are closest to the skin. Using crystal aromatherapy here gives it the best absorption for emotional relief.
On the Wrists:
The inner wrist is the most common site to apply crystal aromatherapy because radial artery runs along the inside of the wrist, which makes it easier to absorb into the blood.
Other common spots to apply crystal aromatherapy depend on the support you need, like abdomen, chest, ankle, knees, back, problem area. You can use one or multiple pulse-pointss for the relief.