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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (10): 804-808.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.10.002

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On therapeutic characteristics of Shibing Lun and application of Lei’s moyuan-diffusing method

Huang Ting1,2, Ma Huimiao1,2, Guo Yantong1,2, Cheng Zhiqiang2#   

  1. 1 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
    2 Department of Integrative Medicine Oncology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2020-03-05 Online:2020-10-30 Published:2020-11-04
  • Contact: Prof. Cheng Zhiqiang, MD, Chief Physician, Doctoral Supervisor, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, No.2 East, Yinghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail: zhiqiangcheng@163.com

Abstract: Shibing Lun (Treatise on Seasonal Diseases) is a monograph on seasonal diseases written by Lei Feng, a famous epidemiologist in the Qing Dynasty. The book recorded experiences of predecessors’ formulas combining with Lei’s own clinical experiences. This paper summarized the academic ideas and characteristics of the monograph, which are stressing therapeutic methods rather than formulas and adapting therapeutic methods according to changing pathogenesis. Furthermore, this paper also analyzed Lei’s moyuan-diffusing method which is based on Wu Youke’s principle of Dayuan Yin (Moyuan-Diffusing Decoction), and made a comparison between the two methods from three aspects, including background of preparation, the symptoms of different patterns, and the composition of prescriptions. It is found that this method is in alignment with the treatment methods used for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which also proves that adjusting therapeutic methods according to pathogenesis is the key of the theory. Lei learned from the knowledge of the past without being bound by it, and used his own judgement in the treatment. His academic thought not only has far-reaching influences on shaping clinical thinking of doctors today, but can be used for reference in containing the prevalence of COVID-19. Moreover, many published articles have confirmed that moyuan theory is indeed enlightening in the treatment of COVID-19, which deserves further exploration.

Key words: Shibing Lun, therapeutic methods rather than specific prescriptions, adjusting therapeutic methods according to pathogenesis, moyuan-diffusing method, Dayuan Yin, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CLC Number: 

  • R254.3