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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (8): 623-629.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.08.002

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Conception of life science from the perspective of Chinese medicine

Xu Anlong1, Shi Yuanyuan1, Lu Tao1, Jiang Miao1, Li Feng2, Liu Jianping2, Li Hongmei1   

  1. 1 School of Life Sciences, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, China;
    2 School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, China
  • Received:2020-05-28 Online:2020-08-30 Published:2020-08-27
  • Contact: Prof. Xu Anlong, Doctoral Supervisor. School of Life Sciences, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Intersection of Yangguang South Street and Baiyang East Road, Fangshan District, Beijing 102488, China. E-mail: xuanlong@bucm.edu.cn

Abstract: The rise of modern life science has triggered a revolution in thinking and understanding of the essence of life academically. With the rapid development of modern science and technology, the modern biomedicine, represented by precision medicine and system biology, is constantly getting close to the holistic view of life cognition and the thought of the unity of man and nature in Chinese medicine. Although they belong to different academic thinking systems, with the assimilation and high quality of the global human demand for life care, the integration of Chinese medicine and Western medicine is the inevitable trend of future development. In order to promote this integration to be more orderly and quickly formed, this article attempts to propose a new disciplinary concept: Life Science From the Perspective of Chinese Medicine. This concept covers four major elements, namely, matter, energy, information and space-time. In order to promote the development of new medicine based on life science from the perspective of Chinese medicine, the combination point of life view of Chinese medicine and modern science is explored. The initial specific research directions are: the systematic material basis of Chinese medicine life concept, the energy, information, temporal and spatial changes under laws of Chinese medicine life concept, the intelligent training of Chinese medicine big data, and the development of medical engineering equipment for Chinese medicine life concept so that Chinese medicine can serve human health more effectively in the modern environment, realize the integration of Chinese and Western medicine under the framework of integration, and provide the basic support of life science for the establishment of new medicine.

Key words: life concept, Chinese medicine, life science, integrated medicine, discipline construction

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03