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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (1): 5-7.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.01.001

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The origin of discipline is the source of innovation: a thought after reading the chapter of Discussion on the Changes of Qi-Convergence in Plain Questions

Wang Yongyan1, Zhang Huamin2#, Ji Xinyu1   

  1. 1 Basic Medicine Institute, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China;
    2 Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2019-10-26 Published:2020-02-21
  • Contact: Prof.Zhang Huamin, Ph.D., Doctoral Supervisor, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, No.16, Nanxiao Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100700, China. E-mail: zhanghm@mail.cintcm.ac.cn

Abstract: The chapter entitiled Discussion on the Changes of Qi-Convergence in Plain Questions is about the excess and insufficiency of five-motion qi and changes of de (function), hua (transformation), zheng (administration), ling (order), to elaborate the relation between nature, disorder and phenomena. This paper analyzes the chapter from the following three aspects: Firstly, the pathogenesis of patterns due to excessive or insufficient yearly qi helps to comprehend the general mechanism of five qi excess or insufficiency, the relations of engendering, restraining, over-restraining and counter-restraining among them. Therefore manifestation observation should be the premise of pattern diagnosis and disease treatment. Secondly, the elucidated rule of Daoism follows the law of nature and thus manifestations are for us to consider; No reckless action is to be taken without any careful account. Thirdly, innovation is the priority to inheritance of past knowledge and development of new theories. Based on the author’s research and clinical experiences against infectious diseases and H1N1 influenza in the earlier years, this paper emphasizes that independent thinking originates from the cultural awareness and that exploring the origins of the discipline is the source of innovation.

Key words: Discussion on the Changes of Qi-Convergence, Plain Questions, wuyun (five-motions) and liuqi (six kinds of qi), innovation

CLC Number: 

  • R221.1