Setting the fingers to determine the pulse

The study of the pulse in a diagnostic study and in the treatment of trigger points in Kiev begins with determining the pulse positions (first on the left, and then on the right hand). Why is it necessary to put the back of the wrist in the palm of the other hand and grasp the wrist with your fingers so that the pads of the terminal phalanges lie on the radial artery. In this case, the middle finger should be located on the protrusion of the radius, at the level of the posterior process. The index finger is on the wrinkle of the wrist. The ring finger is on the other side of the middle finger.

The location of the index finger will be the first position, the middle finger - the second position, the ring finger - the third position. In individuals of short stature, this distance on the wrist is narrower and the fingers are pressed closely to each other. For tall faces - the distance between the positions of the fingers will be somewhat freer.
The positions of the fingers are shown on images of well-known Internet resources, so you can always see and learn how to properly set them up yourself.

When examining the pulse, it is recommended to strictly observe a certain arrangement of the fingers, while no simplification is allowed. Finding positions is usually straightforward; the levels of pulse positions are more difficult to determine. As practice and a training seminar on osteopathy Kiev shows, it’s more convenient to start by determining the surface level of the pulse of the first position. Before this, each of the selected fingers should clearly feel the pulsation, which indicates their correct location on the radial artery. As soon as the condition is met, pressure on the artery stops. And fingers, without changing their position, will lie freely on the skin of the wrist.

To determine the surface level of pulse vibration, starting with the first, a light pressure is applied to the artery with the corresponding finger. Pressure is produced locally until a steady sensation of pulsation under the finger. This position of the finger will correspond to the surface level of the pulse.