Functional localization of five-zang system of Chinese medicine
2014, 37 (7):
Western medicine classifies the functions of human body into 10 anatomical systems, while Chinese medicine classifies the functions into 5-zang systems. Because of Western medicine and Chinese medicine have the same study object, a living human body, there must be matching relationships between the functions that coming from the two kinds of classification. This paper founded the components, specific functions and anatomical locations of five-zang system. The specific functions of Pi system are corresponding to the functions of digestive system, hemostasia function of liver, and motive power of skeletal muscle. The special functions of Fei system include inhaling oxygen and eliminating carbon dioxide of the respiratory system, pronunciation, and defense function of the immune system. The specific functions of Shen system include the functions of the urinary system, reproductive system, endocrine system and hematopoietic system, discriminating and clearing away senile or variable cells of the immune system, and support function of skeleton of the motor system. The special functions of Gan system are corresponding to producing and transferring sensory signals, and transferring motor signals to regulate somatic and visceral movements of the nervous system. The special functions of Xin system include brain's distinguishing different sensory signals, generating mental activities, such as consciousness, thoughts, emotions, and etc., and substance transporting functions of the circulatory system.
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