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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (5): 432-435.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.05.014

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Pathogenic laterality of left- and right-sided colon cancer based on “Left Blood and Right Qi” Theory*

Lin Xiaoli1, Tan Weihan1, Zhu Fengyi1, Liang Dan1, Yan Ran1, You Fengming2#   

  1. 1. Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan 610075, China;
    2. Institute of Oncology, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Si chuan 610075, China
  • Received:2019-11-05 Published:2020-06-08
  • Contact: Pro. You Fengming, Ph.D., Lecturer. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 37 Twelve Bridge Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610075, China. E-mail: youfengming@cdutcm.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81774284); National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (No. 81803994)

Abstract: There exist significant differences in epidemiology, molecular biology, histology, genetics and pathological features between left-sided and right-sided colon carcinoma, so the treatment and prognosis differ too. In Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic), a theory of “Left-Blood and Right-Qi” states that the left side of the body pertains to blood, and its disorders are mostly related to blood deficiency or blood stasis; while the right side pertains to qi, and its disorders are mostly related to qi deficiency or qi stagnation. Based on that theory, in this paper the pathogenic difference between left-sided and right-sided colon cancer is explored, and suggestion of formula selection is put forward accordingly, Thus providing theoretical evidence for more accurate pattern differentiation of colon cancer.

Key words: “Left Blood and Right Qi” Theory, left- and right-sided colon, pathogenic laterality

CLC Number: 

  • R273.535