Pulse Reading is a clinical Ayurvedic tool for perceiving what is going on with the details of the body's constitutional (doshic) balance, physical and energetic channel (srota) flows, functionality of the body systems such as digestion and elimination, bodily toxins (ama), life supporting bio-fluids (ojas), and tissue (dhatu) health at all levels.  This diagnostic technique is one of a host of tools to help a skilled clinician identify the cause of imbalance, often before it progresses into disease.  In this way, Ayurveda addresses true healing at the root source!