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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (10): 808-812.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.10.003

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On the holistic view of the meridian sinew theory*

LIN Xingxing,DONG Baoqiang#   

  1. College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Massage, Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Liaoning 110847,China
  • Received:2017-05-08 Online:2017-10-10 Published:2017-10-10
  • Supported by:
    General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.81574050), MOST Liaoning Provincial Local Science & Technology Development Project (No.2016007025)

Abstract: Current studies on the essence and theory of the meridian sinews are mainly based on anatomical approaches and lack the holistic view of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This paper explores the holistic relationship between the external nature, internal organs, and internal sinews; the inherent relationship between the sinews and qi and blood in movement, function and system; and the balanced relationship between up and down, left and right, front and back, angle and rectangle based on functional line. The authors hold that establishing the theoretical system of meridian sinews should be and must be placed in a multi-dimensional interconnected network so as to break the shackles of current tendon studies.

Key words: meridian sinew, theory, holistic view, traditional Chinese medicine thinking

CLC Number: 

  • R223