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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (9): 780-784.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.09.013

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Application of the therapy of promoting the flow of yang in tumor treatment*

Hu Shuaihang, Tian Peiyu, Zhang Xiaogang, Hou Wei#   

  1. 1 Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China;
    2 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2020-03-04 Published:2020-09-29
  • Contact: Prof. Hou Wei, Doctoral Supervisor. Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. No. 5 Beixian’ge Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053. E-mail: houwei1964@163.com
  • Supported by:
    Science & Technology Project Funded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (No. D161100005116001)

Abstract: The term tongyang (promoting the flow of yang) was clearly recorded in Wenre Lun (Treatise on Warm-Heat Diseases), and its theoretical essence can be traced back to many prescriptions recorded in Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic) and Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage). Since the ancient time, tongyang has been employed as a major therapy in TCM pattern differentiation and treatment. Used to treat constrained yang qi, it was effective for static-blood obstruction and phlegm-fluid retention. As tumors have unique etiology and pathogenesis, the tongyang therapy for treating tumors should take into account not only the status of yin and yang in the body but also tumor’s properties of yin in the interior and yang in the exterior. This article discusses the application of the theory that tongyang does not refer to warming only in tumor treatment from the perspective of warming and supplementing prenatal and postnatal yang qi and dredging the channels for free flow of yang qi.

Key words: tumor, therapy of tongyang, yin-yang properties

CLC Number: 

  • R273