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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (8): 621-624.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.08.001

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How do we learn to use Xiaochaihu Tang*

Jia Chunhua   

  1. School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2019-02-23 Online:2019-08-30 Published:2019-09-04
  • Contact: Prof. Jia Chunhua, Ph. D., Chief Physician, Doctoral supervisor. School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 11, Beisanhuan Donglu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029. E-mail: jiachunhua125@163.com

Abstract: The cognitive process of learning to use Xiaochaihu Tang (Minor Decoction of Bupleurum Root) is described for revealing what happened during the process from imitating other physicians to becoming proficient in clinical application. By using the basic logic and psychological methods, the reasons why the application of Xiaochaihu Tang is expanded are discussed based on some basic concepts mainly involved the deductions between shaoyang disease and pattern of Xiaochaihu Tang, shaoyang and bile, and harmonizing and releasing shaoyang and soothing and draining liver and bile. Besides, it points out that the effectiveness of inference will be questioned and the clinical cure rate will decline, with the continuous transformation of the extension and connotation of Xiaochaihu Tang.

Key words: Xiaochaihu Tang (Minor Decoction of Bupleurum Root), shaoyang disease, Chaihu pattern logic, inference

CLC Number: 

  • R222.2