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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (8): 636-640.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.08.004

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Similarities and differences in thinking on tonifying the kidney between Zhu Zhenheng and Zhang Jiebin*

Xi Chongcheng, Tian Dong, Liu Jintao, Zhang Ning, Liu Zhenzhu, Wang Weiguang, Chen Zijie, Zhai Shuangqing#   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2020-02-17 Online:2020-08-30 Published:2020-08-27
  • Contact: Prof. Zhai Shuangqing, Ph.D., Doctoral Supervisor. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 11 Beisanhuandonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. Email: zsq2098@163.com
  • Supported by:
    National Key Research and Development Program of China(No.2018YFC1704100, No.2018YFC1704105)

Abstract: As one of the four great scholars in Jin and Yuan Dynasties, theory of Zhu Zhenheng(Zhu Danxi) has great influence on later generations. Zhang Jiebin studied Zhu Danxi’s theory in his early years. While criticizing and inheriting Zhu Zhenheng’s thought of nourishing yin, he became one of the representatives of the warm-nourishing school. Zhu Zhenheng and Zhang Jiebin both attach importance to supplementing kidney essence so as to tonify the kidney; in the selection of medicinals, medicinals from plants and animals are combined; besides, they both take pills as the main drug form. However, their thoughts differ in the following aspects. In warming and nourishing kidney yang, Zhu Zhenheng prefers to use moderate medicinals to generate qi without causing fire, while Zhang Jiebin prefers to use medicinals extremely pungent and heat in nature for quick effect. In nourishing kidney yin, Zhu Zhenheng advocates that yin-nourishing medicinals should be combined with bitter cold ones, then ministerial fire can be cleared; while Zhang Jiebin prefers to combine yin-nourishing, qi-supplementing and yang-warming medicinals to seek yin within yang. In Conclusion, Zhu Zhenheng’s and Zhang Jiebin’s thoughts on tonifying the kidney play a guiding role in the clinical treatment of various diseases with kidney deficiency pattern.

Key words: tonifying the kidney, Zhu Zhenheng, Zhang Jiebin, academic thoughts

CLC Number: 

  • R229