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[Textual research on the method of "treating the diseases in the upper portion by managing the lower portion"].

Authors
  • Wang, Bao-hua
  • Zhang, Yuan-yuan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua yi shi za zhi (Beijing, China : 1980)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2009
Volume
39
Issue
5
Pages
291–293
Identifiers
PMID: 19930956
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The method of "treating the diseases in the upper portion by managing the lower portion" is one of the important therapeutic methods of TCM which originated from the Huangdineijing (Huangdi's Internal Classic). Through textual research on the related articles in Huangdineijing as well as reference to the annotations of past generations, the method of "treating the diseases in the upper portion by managing the lower portion" experienced an evolutional process from the therapeutic method of acupuncture and moxibustion to the therapeutic principle and method of TCM. The method of "needling the lower for the upper" in acupuncture and moxibustion is not the first option in the treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion but the alternative or assisted option after the treatment of "treating the diseases in the upper portion by treating the upper portion".

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