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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (1): 9-13.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.01.002

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On “deficient pathogen” in Huangdi’s Internal Classic*

He Juan   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100029,China
  • Received:2020-07-14 Online:2021-01-30 Published:2021-01-18
  • Contact: Prof.He Juan,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.No.11,Beisanhuan Dong Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing 100029.E-mail:hejuan6428@sina.com.
  • Supported by:
    Beijing Natural Science Foundation(No.7182094)

Abstract: The pathogen,also known as “deficient pathogen”,falls into the core category of etiology in Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic), where there are specific statements of its properties,occurrence,and the timing of disease onset.The pathogen refers to non-seasonal pathogenic qi of natural climate.The concept of deficient pathogen originates from the doctrine of five evolutive phases and six climatic factors.The deficient pathogen,also termed as the alternating qi,refers to the climate deriving from other seasons triggered by qi deficiency due to failure of transportation in the middle jiao. An in-depth analysis of the pathogen and the deficient pathogen is of great significance for interpreting the etiological theory of Huangdi Neijing and giving full play to its role in prevention and treatment of diseases.

Key words: pathogen, deficient pathogen, three deficiency, year evolutive phase

CLC Number: 

  • R221