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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (10): 816-820.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.10.005

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On evolution of meridian theory in Tongren Shuxue Zhenjiu Tujing (Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points of the Bronze Figure)*

Liu Jintao, Chen Zijie, Wang Weiguang, Wang Huiru, Li Menglin, Chen Jingwen, Liang Yan, Zhai Shuangqing#   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-03-21 Online:2018-10-30 Published:2018-10-30

Abstract: The concept and historical evolution of meridian theory in the Song Dynasty and dynasties before Song are clarified. After investigating the chapters of meridian theory in Tongren Shuxue Zhenjiu Tujing (Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points of the Bronze Figure) and comparing them with those in Huangdi Neijing (the Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), Nanjing (Classic of Difficult Issues) and some other works, The evolution of meridian theory in Tongren Shuxue Zhenjiu Tujing is summed up as follows: Nutrient qi transforms into blood qi running in the meridian to moisten the whole body. The naming methods of the meridians changes from zang (fu) hands (feet) vessels to hands (feet) zang (fu) meridians. The theory of shidong and suoshengbing in Nanjing is inherited and developed, and pulse-taking methods on renying and qikou acupoints in Huangdi Neijing are developed to present the concept of conception vessel (CV) being the sea of yin vessels. The related concepts and origins of some problems of meridian theory before the Song Dynasty are clarified, which is helpful for us to grasp deeply the development characteristics of meridian theory.

Key words: Tongren Shuxue Zhenjiu Tujing (Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points of the Bronze Figure), meridian theory, evolution

CLC Number: 

  • R245