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ISSN 1006-2157 CN 11-3574/R

JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 885-888.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.11.001

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Application of speculative organon in domain of traditional Chinese Medicine*

WANG Weiguang, CHEN Zijie, JIAO Nan, WANG Huiru, LI Menglin, LIANG Yan, LIU Jintao, ZHAI Shuangqing#   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2017-05-22 Online:2017-11-10 Published:2017-11-10
  • Supported by:
    National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, No. 2013CB532001)

Abstract: In order to summarize and discuss the current situation of speculative organon applied in theoretical research of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the article analyses the characteristics of speculative organon, application status, research results, misunderstanding and a series of problems caused by these misunderstanding in TCM theoretical research. Although speculative organon has played a huge role in promoting the development of TCM theoretical research, there are still four problems: abuse of speculation; absence of justice and consensus inducing concept confusion; inaccurate grasp in applied range of speculative organon; and confusion with qualitative research method. It is conductive to choose correct research methods in scientific work, and it also has a positive significance for collating TCM textbooks, studying on TCM theory, TCM education and TCM theory development.

Key words: speculative organon, traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), theoretical research

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03