Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine consists of a theory explaining the functioning of the human being in good health, from different angles: physiology, psychology, anatomy, etc. It also explains the causes of diseases and biological and psychological mechanisms that are the consequences. In contrast to Western medicine, Chinese medicine seeks to understand each be whole, as well as healthy patient, both visible and invisible symptoms, by managing the balance of the internal energy (Chi or Qi) .
Medicine is a long history, whose production perhaps dates back to 3000 BC, possibly much longer. In the first known Chinese medical treatise (the Huangdi Nei Jing), one finds for example the description of five members (appointed Wu Zang) and the six entrails (named Liu Fu) with diagrams.
The literature of Chinese medicine
Some systems count the time out occurred very early in China are visible on the oracular messages from the Shang Dynasty, the earliest examples of Chinese writing. Nevertheless, the exclusive use of ring systems (sexagesimal cycle or imperial eras) is that the notion of linear development is not very active. Regarding the medical books, often adds his commentary each time the original text without an overhaul. We thus find the same book chapter by age and origin significantly different and thus for the Chinese, the Nei Jing Su Wen has become so valuable that the modern book. One can even say that, according to tradition, ancient times are closer to the primordial perfection in modern times. At best, therefore we can only rediscover what the ancients knew. At the beginning of Ling Shu Huang Di asks his minister and coach Bo Qi not to invent a medicine, but to restore an ancient doctrine. Moreover, the modern book did he not inspired the Nei Jing?
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