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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (1): 12-16.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.01.003

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Approaches to diagnosis and treatment of six-meridian disorders from the perspective of ascending and descending based on yin-yang qi transformation*

Li Jiwu, Cheng Wenhui, Meng Lifeng, Tang Aihua, Li Shuanglei, Wang Zhengang   

  1. The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi 530023, China
  • Received:2019-08-17 Published:2020-02-21
  • Contact: Li Jiwu, Ph.D, Deputy Chief Physician, Postgraduate Supervisor.The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, No.89-9, Nanning Dongge Road, Guangxi 530023, China. E-mail: glljwu@163.com
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.81560761), National Natural Science Youth Foundation (No.81503403), Education Department of Guangxi (No.KY2015LX161)

Abstract: This paper analyzes the “turning point” of six-meridian disorders in Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Disease) from the perspective of qi ascending and descending movement based on yin-yang qi transformation so as to shed light on the mechanism, pattern diagnosis, formulae and herbs prescribed for six-mendian disorders. It starts with reviewing the relations between original qi and yin-yang qi, yin-yang qi and constrained transformation of ascending and descending, ascending-descending disorder and yin-yang qi disorders, yin-yang ascending and descending and turning point in six-meridian disorders to elaborate on ascending and descending of original qi, six-meridian yin-yang qi transformation. Then the paper continues to discuss on the pathomechanism, pattern diagnosis, formulae and herbs prescribed for three-yang and three-yin (six meridians) disorders from the perspective of ascending and descending disorder. This paper is written with the objectives of understanding how to diagnose and treat six-meridian disorders by using the traditional theory of yin-yang ascending and descending qi transformation, so that we could inherit the qi-transformation theory, grasp the TCM classics, use the classic formula flexibly and improve clinical competency.

Key words: syndrome differentiation of six meridians, yin and yang, ascending and descending, qi transformation, therapeutic method and prescription herbs, Shang Han Lun

CLC Number: 

  • R222