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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (4): 280-283.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.04.003

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Facial diagnosis in the que section in Huangdi Neijing*

Jiang Shiqian, Li Hua#, Liu Wanghua, Li Yuxiang, Chen Yanyan   

  1. College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Hunan 410208, China
  • Received:2019-10-23 Online:2020-04-30 Published:2020-05-14

Abstract: According to the original text of the Huangdi's Internal Classic (Huangdi Neijing)and the related statements of the later generations, this paper discusses the main contents of facial diagnosis in the que section from four aspects: evaluating the physique, identifying wind or blockage, viscera, and five colors. Firstly, wide and bulging glabella usually means strong physique. Secondly, wind means exogenous pathogenic factors attacking on the skin, hair and lung, while blockage refers to the blockage of meridians, qi and blood. Thirdly, the attribution for viscera can be lung, heart or liver. Lastly, five colors in the que Section can be divided into two modes: Yin-Yang and five elements. Commonly-seen five color diseases are also listed to provide new ideas for the theoretical research of Neijing and divisional facial diagnosis, and provide reference for the clinical application of the theory of Neijing and divisional facial diagnosis.

Key words: The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic, the que Section, glabella, facial diagnosis
Corresponding author: A/Prof. Li Hua, Master Supervisor. Hunan University of Chinese Medicine. No. 300, Bachelor Road, Hanpu science and education Park, Yuelu District, Changsha 410208. E-mail: 420039931@qq.com.
Funding: Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (No.2019JJ40219), Scientific Research Project of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hunan Province (No.201723), Scientific Research Project of Hunan Provincial Department of Education (No.18A208)

CLC Number: 

  • R221