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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (8): 621-625.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.08.001

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Professor Wang Yongyan’s theory of “yang(qi) deficiency generating wind” for the mechanism of stroke*

REN Jinting1, XIE Yingzhen2#   

  1. 1 Guang’anmen Hospital,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China;
    2 Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2017-01-25 Online:2017-08-10 Published:2017-08-10
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.81273693)

Abstract: This paper elaborated on “yang(qi) deficiency generating wind” as the stroke pathogenesis, proposed by Professor Wang Yongyan, from the following aspects: diagnosis & treatment, previous research, interpretation of wind in TCM, and understanding of this disease in Western medicine.From long-term clinical practice,Professor Wang Yongyan found that at the beginning of the stroke onset, qi deficiency even yang deficiency symptoms were commonly present in some patients, including flaccid limbs, lassitude,and pale complexion, which were aggravated upon physical exertion.Boosting qi and supplementing yang appears to be more effective than usual treatment methods. Professor Wang proposed this new pathogenesis theory from an imaging diagnostic process of “identifying causes from manifestations, identifying symptoms from causes, and identifying pattern from symptoms”. Differing from the previous views of “qi deficiency or yang deficiency inducing stroke” held by ancient TCM practitioners, Professor Wang’s theory is based on both clinical practice and TCM theory with reference to corresponding changes of hemodynamics and pathogenesis of ischemic cerebrovascular disease in Western medicine. The theory, yang(qi) deficiency generating wind, was developed as a new pathogenesis of stroke from the disease, symptoms, treatment, and clinical validation, so as to supplement and improve the core pathogenesis, “wind, fire, phlegm and blood stasis” for the acute phrase of stroke.

Key words: yang(qi) deficiency generating wind, stroke, pathogenesis innovation

CLC Number: 

  • R255.2