This pulse has more than five beats per each respiration cycle, or has a higher rate than the ones indicated above.
- Heat pattern
- Full-Heat (Rapid and Full)
- Empty-Heat (Rapid and Floating-Empty)
A Rapid pulse indicates a Heat pattern. If it is Floating-Empty and Rapid, it indicates Empty-Heat from Yin deficiency. If it is Full and Rapid, it indicates Full-Heat.