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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (6): 365-368.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.06.001

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Ganzhi Yunqi and constitution: correlation and philosophical interpretation*

HE Juan   

  1. School of Preclinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2014-12-10 Online:2015-06-15 Published:2015-06-15

Abstract: The theory of five circuits (yun) and six climatic factors (qi), an indispensable part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, studies the cycle of climatic changes and its influence on life activities. According to the theory of Huangdi’s Internal classic, The influence of ganzhi (heavenly stems and earthly branches) yunqi on life activity is not limited to the development of diseases or syndromes related to changes of yunqi within corresponding year; this impact also extends to inherent physical constitution determined by the yunqi of pregnancy year. This physical characteristic is also associated with its susceptibility to diseases. Yunqi theory originates from the theory of qi transformation in Huangdi’s Internal classic, which is the extension of qi-monism theory in ancient philosophy.

Key words: heavenly stems and earthly branches, five circuits and six climatic factors, qi transformation, constitution

CLC Number: 

  • R221