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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (5): 239-298.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.05.001

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On complexity of original thinking mode in Traditional Chinese Medicine*

GUO Gang1,2, XU Li1, ZHENG Yan-fei2, BAI Ming-hua2, YU Ruo-xi2, WANG Qi2#   

  1. 1 School of Public Management, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Jiangsu 210044;
    2 School of Pre-clinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Received:2014-12-28 Online:2015-05-15 Published:2015-05-15

Abstract: The original thinking mode of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic thinking modality, which makes use of analogy and numbers, integrates body-spirit unity and considers qi as monism. This thinking mode is characterized by holistic dynamics, ambiguity, nonlinearity, and uncertainty. However, with clinical practice as its objective criteria, complemented by logical thinking, it has turned into a relatively stable, abstract, and explanatory system.

Key words: TCM original thinking mode, complexity

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03