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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (10): 802-806.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.10.002

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Interpretation of Pibulun of Suwen by angiosome theory

LIU Bin 1, YOU Haiyan 2#   

  1. 1 People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou, Henan 450003;
    2 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Received:2015-12-01 Online:2016-10-30 Published:2016-10-30

Abstract: Dermal parts (pinyin: píbù; Chinese:皮部),a Chinese medical term of one of important human structure concepts, was referred many times in Huangdi Neijing(Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic). Pibulun of Suwen was a specific chapter to describe the different human skin parts according to six-meridian system, but the theoretical research on dermal parts has been rarely carried out in these years. In 1987, Australian scholar Taylor put forward a similar concept of skin area — angiosome theory, based on a large number of anatomical experiments. After comparing with both the theories, this paper found that angiosome theory could be helpful for understanding deeply and systematically Pibulun of Suwen. Angiosome theory emphasized the skin partitioned by meridians and made it thorough for understanding of the characteristics of collateral vessels, and it also provided the further research basis for the complexional inspection. It is beneficial to further understanding of related theory to dermal parts and further exploring its characteristics by modern medical science and technology under the enlightenment of the angiosome theory. Moreover, an accurate understanding will make it practicable to guide clinical research and practice based on dermal theory.

Key words: dermal parts, collateral vessel, angiosome theory, Suwen, Huangdi Neijing

CLC Number: 

  • R221.1