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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 190-195.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.03.003

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Identification of receptacle and qi in Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic)*

Mu Lijun, Li Yajun#   

  1. Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi 712046, China
  • Received:2017-09-14 Online:2018-03-30 Published:2018-03-30
  • Supported by:
    *TCM Cultural Heritanceand Development Research Center, Shaanxi(Universities) Philosophyand Social Sciences Key Research Base(No.2011JZ064,No.12JZ079)

Abstract: The theoretical system of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic) as the core, is influenced by the traditional academic thought and swings between receptacle and qi. Based on analysis on the culture background of creative era of Huangdi Neijing and application of word-receptacle in its text, the symbolism (actual receptacle with qi as essence), functionality (in organs with organic qi) and practicability (creating receptacle and regulating qi by receptacle) of receptacle are extracted and compared with qi theory. The influence of mainstream academic thought rheology on TCM development is illustrated in the subsequent history, and differentiation between receptacle and qi in Huangdi Neijing and its practical significance are summed up.

Key words: Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic), thought of receptacle, qi, culture of Chinese medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R221