This pulse feels big. It extends beyond the pulse position. It is superficial and generally feels as if it overflows the normal pulse channel, like a river overflows during a flood.
- Empty-Heat (Overflowing-Empty)
The Overflowing pulse indicates extreme Heat. It frequently appears during a fever, but it is also felt in chronic diseases characterized by interior Heat.
If it is Overflowing but Empty on pressure, it indicates Empty-Heat from Yin deficiency.