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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (11): 898-903.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.11.004

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Discussion on “One” in Huangdi Neijing*

Chen Jingwen, Liu Zhenzhu, Huang Xunying, Li Menglin, Liu Jintao, Zhang Ning, Zhai Shuangqing#   

  1. School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, China
  • Received:2019-05-20 Online:2019-11-30 Published:2019-12-03
  • Contact: Prof. Zhai Shuangqing, Ph. D, Doctoral supervisor. School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Intersection of Yangguang Nandajie Road and Baiyang Donglu Road, Fangshan District, Beijing 102488. E-mail: zsq2098@163.com

Abstract: One” contains the meaning of “Dao” and “origin” from the perspective of ancient philosophy, which is the manifestation of the law of “Dao”. Also, it is both the trigger power and silent selfless one, and at the same time, it is the agility and keeping awareness. “One” in Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic) contains “Shen” and “Dao”, and is related to “essence of yin and yang”, also, it is used to describe the state of ordinary people. In the aspect of treatment, Huangdi Neijing thinks that doctors should strive towards the state of “One”, and puts forward the thought of “keeping One”. The shallow level of “One” can be understood as integrating medical theory and practice, grasping of core theory, and maintaining of all diseases and Methods being inseparable from this core by doctors in clinical practice. The deep level of “One” requires the doctor to be very quiet and aware of the changes around him without being disturbed by the influence, which means in the state of “Dao”. Therefore, if we do not understand “One” and “Dao”, the more knowledge we have while studying medicine, the more doubts we may have. That is, we should aim at “One” as required by Huangdi Neijing. We should not be complacent about having medical knowledge. Since if there is no “One” in the base of these knowledge, it will only increase confusions. And let people confused in the vast sea of medicine, then, it will affect the clinical efficacy

Key words: Dao, Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), One, Shen

CLC Number: 

  • R221