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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (11): 885-888.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.11.001

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The origin and clinical practice of image thinking

ZHANG Zhiqiang1,WANG Yanping1,ZHANG Huamin2,WANG Yongyan1#   

  1. 1 Institute of Chinese Basic Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences,Beijing 100700;
    2 Institute of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
  • Received:2016-08-29 Online:2016-11-30 Published:2016-11-30

Abstract: The roots of TCM extend back to antiquity — agricultural civilization, until now TCM has been working on clinical practice to ensure national health. TCM, an important branch of Sinology, is a capsule of spirit of Sinology, conforming to Chinese thought. Therefore, carrying forward the original thinking is the premise of development of TCM. This paper which traced and summarized “image thinking” based on the theory of Sinology, tried to explore again the thinking way of “judging the inside by observation of the outside” enlightended by image thinking. This paper aimed to interpret the origin of TCM pattern theory of “taking manifestations as factors, factors as symptoms and symptoms as syndrome” , not to compare TCM with other medicines. At the same time, the clinical practice of image thinking was explained from the psychosomatic medicine model of “inseparability of the body and spirit, mutual induction of sovereign fire and ministerial fire” .

Key words: image thinking, thinking method, mutual induction of sovereign fire and ministerial fire, inseparability of the body and spirit

CLC Number: 

  • R241.1