The pulse is a direct window into the condition of the body. In many linage systems, it also serves as a direct indication for formula prescription. In this course, Dr. Fruehauf discusses the important role that pulse taking has played in his own clinical herbal prescribing and shares his knowledge of the direct relationship between pulse findings and Shanghan lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) herbal prescriptions. He focuses on simple and practical pulse recognition patterns that can be used directly for the prescription of constitutional formulas. Additionally, some of the remaining classical pulse lineages in modern China and their clinical significance for the broader field of Chinese medicine are discussed.