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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2006, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (4): 335-338.doi: 10.3736/jcim20060403

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Origination and development of syndrome concept in traditional Chinese medicine

Lei Guo1, Yong-yan Wang2, Zhi-bin Zhang2, Jun-long Zhang1   

  1. 1. Department of Postgraduate, Shanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province 030024, China
    2. Institute of History and Philology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Online:2006-07-31 Published:2006-07-15

In the opinion of dialectical materialism, concept is developing with the deepening and broadening of human being's mind. The developing process of syndrome concept in traditional Chinese medicine also takes the same way. In the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the connotation of syndrome concept was defined and the embryonic form of syndrome differentiation of zang-fu viscera was formed. In the Song, Jin and Yuan Dynasties, the development of syndrome concept embodied in optimizing the theoretical research based on clinical practice and experiences according to many medical masters in different denominations. The syndrome differentiation of eight principles was established to standardize and perfect the principles of syndrome differentiation in the Qing Dynasty. Modern research of syndrome concept is manifested in objectifying the process of research of syndrome and diseaes in different levels and aspects by use of advanced scientific technology.

Key words: Traditional Chinese medicinal science, Concept, Research on developing

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