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As standard FZ prescriptions should have a lower abdomen that is lax and cold to the touch, though some with floating yang can have an abdomen that is warm and clammy but if you hold your hand there it gets cold. But there are also a lot of patients that don’t show this for various reasons, for example I have lots of patients come in wrapped up really warm having just got off the boiling tube and as a result they just feel warm to the touch. So I wouldn’t focus too much on these things, Dr Tian and Dr Zeng didn’t use these for confirmation when they saw a FZ pulse, so once you’ve seen the clear FZ pulse I wouldn’t let these things deter you too much, unless it’s a clear finding that Dr T n’ Zee or ZZJ talks about. If you suspect there’s stasis then look at the chi positions, if they show stasis then investigate for lower abdominal fullness and hardness that is painful or uncomfortable to the touch and confirm with stasis symptoms, otherwise just warm if the pulse warrants it.