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Basic Theories and Principles





167 pages, 1990. 



Author, Geng Junying Su Zhihong.

Published by New World Press, Beijing.







Chapter 1

The Yin-Yang and Five

Elements Theories

Section  1

The Theory of Yin-Yang

1. The Basic Content of Yin-Yang Theory

2. The Application of Yin-Yang Theory to The Field of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Section 2

The Five Elements Theory

1. The Basic Content of the Five Elements Theory

2. Application of the Five Elements Theory to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chapter 2

The Zang-Fu Theory

Section 1

The Five Zang Organs

1. Heart

1, a. Pericardium

2. Lung

3. Spleen

4. Liver

5. Kidneys

5, a Uterus

Section 2

The Six Fu Organs

1. Gall Bladder

2. Stomach 

3. Small Intestine

4. Large Intestine

5. Urinary Bladder

6. Sanjiao 

Chapter 3

Qi, Blood, and Body Fluid

Section 1


1. Primary Qi (yuan qi)

2. Aggregative qi (zong qi)

3. Nutrient Qi ( ying qi)

4. Defensive Qi (Wei qi)

Section 2



Body Fluid

Chapter 4

The Theory of Channels and Collaterals

Section 1

 The Formation and Functions of Channels and Collaterals

1. Channels and Collaterals Systems

2. Channels and Collaterals Functions

Section 2

The Twelve Regular Channels

1. The Lung Channel of the hand Taiyin

2. The Large Intestine Channel of the Hang-Yangming

3. The Stomach Channel of the Foot-Yangming

4. The Spleen Channel of the Foot-Taiyin

5. The Heart Channel  of the Hand-shaoyin

6. The Small Intestine Channel of the Hand-Taiyang

7. The Urinary Bladder Channel of the Foot-Shaoyin

8. The Kidney Channel of the Foot-Shaoyin

9. The Pericardium Channel of the Hand-Jueyin

10. The Sanjiao Channel of the Hand-Shaoyang

11. The Gall Bladder Channel of the Foot-Shaoyang

12. The Liver Channel of the Foot-Jueyin

Section 3

Pathways, Conjunctures, Exterior Interior Relationships and the Order of Qi Flow in the Channels

1. Pathways and Conjunctues

2. Exterior-Interior Relationships and the Order of the Qi flow in the Channels

Section 4

Eight Extra Channels

1. The Ren Channel

2. The Du Channels 

3. The Chong Channel

4. The Dai  Channel

5. The Yinwei Channel

6. The Yangwi Channel

7. The Yinqiao Channel

8. The Yangqiao Channel

Section 5

The Fifteen Collaterals

Section 6

The Twelve Divergent Channels

Section 7

The Twelve Musculotendinous Regions of the Regular Channels

Section 8

The Twelve Cutaneous Regions of the Regular Channels

Chapter 5


Section 1

Six Exogenous Factors

1. Wind

2. Cold

3. Summer-Heat

4. Damp 

5. Dryness

6. Fire Heat or Mild Heat

Section 2

Pestilential Factors

Section 3

Seven Emotional Factors

Section 4

Other Pathogenic Factors

1. Irregular Diet

2. Traumatic Injuries and Parasites

3. Phlegm-Humor and Blood Stagnation

Chapter 6

Methods of Diagnosis

Section 1


1. Observation of the Mind

2. Observation of the Complexion

3. Observation of the Tongue

Section 2

Auscultation and Olfaction

1. Listening

2. Smelling

3. Inquiring

4. Palpation

Chapter 7

Differentiation of Syndromes

Section 1

Differentiation of Syndromes

According to the Eight Principles

1. Exterior and Interior

2. Cold and Heat

3. Xu (deficiency) and Shi (Excess)

4. Yin and Yang

Section 2

Differentiating Syndromes According to the Zang-Fu Organs

1. Differentiating Syndromes of the Heat

2. Differentiating Syndromes of the Liver

3. Differentiating Syndromes of the spleen

4. Differentiating Lun Syndromes

5. Differentiating Syndromes of the Kidney

6. Differentiating Syndromes of the Small Intestine

7. Differentiating Syndromes of the Large Intestine

8. Differentiating Syndromes of the Urinary Bladder

9. Differentiating Syndromes of the Stomach

10. Differentiating Gall Bladder Syndromes

Section 3

 Differentiating Syndromes According to the Theories of the Six Channels, Four Stages of Wei, Qi, Ying and Xue, and Sanjiao

1. Differentiating Syndromes According to Six Channels Theory

2. Differentiating Syndromes According to the Theory of Wei, Qi, Ying, and Xue

3. Differentiating Syndromes According to the Sanjiao Theory

Chapter 8

Therapeutic Principles

1. The Principle of Biao and Ben

2. Strengthening the Zheng Qi and Dispelling Xie Qi

3. Principle of Treatment Based on Climatic and Seasonal Conditions, Geographic Localities, and Patient's Personal Conditions