7 Pulse Points of the Body
Do you know that we have 7 pulse points in our body? And we can do pulse diagnosis of self as well as of others, on our own. I recently got to know about these 7 pulse points and I learnt how to do the self diagnosis of pulse rate. I measured my pulse rate at each of these points. Initially, it was so exciting to be able to just identify the pulse points and to feel the throbbing of the nerves. And then it became all the more exciting when I was able to count my pulses by looking at the watch :P.. I tried it on mom also :P. Leaving the fun part aside, it is always good to know more about your body So sharing the 7 pulse points and the way to observe your pulse rate
What is Pulse Rate?
the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person’s health.
What are the 7 Pulse Points?
1) Temporal Artery
It is located just above the temple, on the sides of the head.
2) Carotid Artery
It is located on the side of the neck above the clavicle.
3) Brachial Artery
It is located on the inside of the arm above the elbow. Look at the arrow mark in the above figure. There is an artery that goes towards the side of our hands, that is the Brachial artery
4) Radial Artery
This artery is clearly visible on the wrist. Press this artery lightly with flat fingers.
5) Femoral Artery
6) Posterior Tibial Artery
It is located on the foot behind the ankles.
7) Dorsalis Pedis Artery
It is located on the top of the foot.
Why only these 7 points are chose for Pulse Diagnosis?
At these points, an artery passes close to the skin.
What is the normal resting heart rate?
For resting heart rate:
Newborns (0 – 3 months old): 100 – 150 beats per minute
Infants (3 – 6 months old): 90 – 120 beats per minute
Infants (6 – 12 months old): 80 – 120 beats per minute
Children 1 – 10 years: 70 – 130 beats per minute
Children over 10 and adults (including seniors): 60 – 100 beats per minute
Well-trained athletes: 40 – 60 beats per minute.
Check out your pulse points and measure your heart rate yourself Do let me know, if you try it.