How it feels...
Extremely fine and soft
Felt like disappearing with pressure
What it is differentiated from...
Fine pulse is fine but clearly felt.
Weak pulse is deep, fine and soft and clearly felt.
Weak-floating pulse is fine and soft but floating.
What it indicates...
Severe deficiency of the Yin, Yang, Qi or Blood
Chronic disease with this pulse indicates exhausted Qi and Blood. Its prognosis is bad.
New disease with this pulse indicates the sudden exhaustion of the Yang or Yang deficiency with weak pathogenic factors.
What its complications indicate...
Minute and floating pulse indicates the exhausted Yang.
Minute and deep pulse indicates the Yin deficiency.
Minute and choppy pulse indicates the exhausted Blood.
Minute and wiry pulse indicates the hypertonicity.
Minute and deep pulse indicates the Qi deficiency and cold Middle Burner.
Minute and rapid pulse indicates the deficiency of the nutritive Qi.