Asian CultureClassics

On the Sublime Sincerity of the Eminent Physician

  備急千金藥方 論大醫精誠第二 Volume One, Chapter Two: On the Sublime Sincerity of the Eminent Physician   LINE ONE (一)張湛曰 :夫經方之難精,由來尚矣。 (二)今病有內同而外異,亦有內異而外同。故五臟六腑之盈虛,血脈營衛之通塞 ,固非耳目之所察,必先診候以審之。 (三)而寸口 關尺有浮沉弦緊之亂,腧穴流注有高下淺深之差,肌膚筋骨有濃薄 剛柔之異。 (四)唯用心精微者,始可與言於茲矣。   1) Zhāng Zhàn (1) said: “The reason why the methods in the classics are so difficult to grasp in their essence is that they come from such a…
Cindy Micleu
July 17, 2015
ClassicsEmotion/SpiritInternal MedicineTheory and Diagnosis

All Disease Comes From the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine

Most modern clinicians find that a majority of their patients suffer from the symptom complex generally referred to as "stress".  Emotional stress, however, is usually regarded as a confounding rather than a causative factor in pathophysiology.  This assessment is contrary to the tenets of classical Chinese medicine, which originally regarded emotional imbalance as a spiritual…
Cindy Micleu
May 15, 2015