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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (1): 26-33.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.01.005

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On the concept of “nishun” in Huangdi’s Internal Classic*

Zhou Yongjie1, Gu Man2#   

  1. 1 Wangjing Hospital,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences,Beijing 100102,China;
    2 China Institute for History of Medicine and Medical Literature,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences,Beijing 100700,China
  • Received:2020-07-23 Online:2021-01-30 Published:2021-01-18
  • Contact: Prof.Gu Man,PhD,Doctoral Supervisor.Institute of Chinese Medical History,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.No.16,Dongzhimen Nanxiaojie Side Street,Dongcheng District,Beijing 100700.E-mail:guman@126.com.
  • Supported by:
    Key National Social Science Projects of China(No.18AZS004)

Abstract: The term “nishun” (ni, abnormality;shun, normality) repeats many times in Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic) with two chapters titles containing this term,including the chapters of Nishun Feishou and Nishun of Lingshu (The Spiritual Pivot). It can also be found from the chapter of Bian Que,Cang Gong Liezhuan (Biography of Bian Que and Cang Gong) in Shiji (Historical Records) and the newly unearthed Tianhui medical manuscript on bamboo slips with a chapter named Nishun Wuse Maizang Yan Jingshen that the medical term “nishun” was widely used in pre-Qin,Qin and Han Dynasties.This article analyzed the medical connotations of “nishun” in Huangdi Neijing in detail,and found that it embodied the relationships between natural and human body,physiology and physique,diseases,clinical treatment,as well as taboos,etc.At the same time,Shiji was also used as a reference to explore its medical value clearly.

Key words: nishun, Huangdi Neijing, determining life and death, Nishun Wuse Maizang Yan Jingshen

CLC Number: 

  • R221