This pulse is the opposite to floating: it can only be felt with a heavy pressure of the fingers and is felt near the bone.
- Pathogenic factor in the Interior (Deep-Full)
- Yang deficiency (Deep-Weak)
This quality indicates an interior condition, which could assume many different forms. It also indicates that the problem is in the Yin organs.
If it is Deep and Weak, it indicates deficiency of Qi and Yang. If it is Deep and Full, it indicates stasis of Qi or Blood in the Interior, or interior Cold or Heat.