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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (11): 892-896.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.11.002

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On the connection in thoughts of health maintenance between Zhuangzi and Huangdi Neijing*

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

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100029,China
  • Received:2020-03-31 Online:2020-11-30 Published:2020-12-08
  • Contact: Zhai Shuangqing,Ph.D.,Doctoral Supervisor.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,No.11 Beisanhuandonglu,Chaoyang District,Beijing 100029.E-mail:zsq2098@163.com

Abstract: As the health maintenance thoughts in Zhuangzi and Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic) are interlinked,this article compares such thoughts in these two books and summarizes their similarities and characteristics,so as to further reveal the view of life in Zhuangzi and the health maintenance thoughts in Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic),thus guiding the further development of TCM health maintenance.It’s found that in terms of the method of health maintenance,both books advocate nourishing the body through combination of dynamic and static status,and nurturing the shen (mind) with a tranquilized and non-active status,with focus on the latter.In terms of the principle of health preservation,both books support conforming to the natural law of life and death,the law of nature and the moderate way,which is regarded as the highest standard of health maintenance.In terms of the relation between the internal and external of the human body,both books maintain that the internal and external of the human body are equally important and should be nurtured and protected together.

Key words: Zhuangzi, Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic), health maintenance

CLC Number: 

  • R212