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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (11): 890-893.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.11.002

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Inheritance and development of spleen-stomach theory in Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic) by Huang Yuanyu*

Gao Zhili, He Juan#   

  1. School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-04-10 Online:2018-11-30 Published:2018-11-30
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81574098)

Abstract: Spleen-stomach theory is an important academic thought in Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic). The idea of emphasizing earth was a concrete embodiment of Chinese philosophy in traditional Chinese medicine at that time. Later generations of doctors inherited and developed spleen-stomach theory in Huangdi Neijing, among them, Huang Yuanyu, a physician in the Qing Dynasty, was a particular representative. Huang’s theory of qi circumfluence and four images of earth pivot emphasizes the up-downs and rotation of qi in the middle earth, and stresses ascending of the left-side qi movement. He proposed that damp earth, cold water and wood depression were main pathogenesis of human diseases, which has important influence on later clinical practice.

Key words: Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), Huang Yuanyu, spleen-stomach theory

CLC Number: 

  • R22