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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (7): 546-548.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.07.004

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Analysis of the use of emetics in Rumen Shiqin*

Gao Nannan1, Yi Bowen2, Chen Zijie3, Wu Yufeng3#   

  1. 1 Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tsinghua University Hospital, Beijing 100089,China;
    2 Xiyuan Hospital, Chinese Academy of Chinese Medicine Science, Beijing 100091;
    3 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029,China
  • Received:2019-02-14 Online:2019-07-30 Published:2019-09-03
  • Contact: A/Professor Wu Yufeng, Ph. D., School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beisanhuan Donglu 11, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail:wuyufeng1221@126.com

Abstract: Zhang Zihe, one of the four masters of the Jin and Yuan Dynasties, was a representative physician of the “Pathogen-Attacking School”. He excelled at using the “emesis method” in treating diseases. He listed 36 kinds of medicinals as emetics in Rumen Shiqin (Confucian’s Duties to Their Parents), and classified them according to their nature, tastes and toxicities. It is clear that some of them are well known as emetics with good effects, while others are not. This article analyzed these medicinals in aspects of composition, efficacy, prescription and pathogenesis, classified them as monarch, minister, adjuvant and guiding medica, and revealed the fact that some of them are not actually emetics. This paper could helpimprove the understanding of the literary meaning of Rumen Shiqin and promote the clinical practice of emesis method.

Key words: Rumen Shiqin, Zhang Zihe, emetics

CLC Number: 

  • R249.464