✵To help clients and TCM fans know better with the common knowledge of ancient TCM and syndrome differentiation, there comes the online knowledge database in classified categories.
✵The main content including: the introduction of the most famous and talented Ancient Herbalists and Distinguished Physicians, the most influential and Well-Known Ancient Works, common Diagnostic Methods, the introduction of Common Disease and Syndromes, etc.
✵The TCM Fundamental Theories are majorly composed of the Theory of Essence and Qi, Theory of Yin and Yang, Theory of Five-Elements, Correspondence between Human and the Universe, Theory of Zang-Fu Viscera, Theory of Sense Organs and Structures, Theory of Qi,Blood,Essence and Body Fluids, Causes of Disease Theory, Mechanism of Disease Theory, etc.
Theory of Essence and Qi:Introduction.
Introduction:The theory of Essence and Qi:is an ancient Chinese philosophical system which explains the formation of the universe by an invisible substance called Qi.The ceaseless movement of Qi causes all kinds of changes, and the essential part of Qi gives rise to life.
✵Theory of Essential Qi: is an ancient Chinese philosophical system which explains the formation of the universe by an invisible substance called Qi.The ceaseless movement of Qi causes all kinds of changes, and the essential part of Qi gives rise to life.
✵Essential Qi: the Qi of the essence, from which life originated and by which it is maintained.
✵Essence: (1).the essential part of Qi,(2).all the substances useful for the human body,e.g.,food essence from diet,(3).the essential substance stored in the kidney, also known as kidney essence.
✵Qi: the invisible basic substance that forms the universe and produces everything in the world through its movement and changes.
✵Vitality or Spirit: the vitality is also known as the spirit, liveliness derived from essential Qi, referring to (1).manifestations of vital functioning,(2).domination of all life activities,(3).spiritual and mental activities.
✵Three treasures: the three treasures is also known as San Bao, a collective name for the essence, Qi and vitality.
✵Mutual transformation of Essence and Qi: Essence can be transformed into invisible Qi, and Qi can be transformed into visible essence.
✵Qi movement: constant movement of Qi in the human body that maintains the vital activities.
✵Qi transformation: changes produced by the movement of Qi, viz, metabolism of essence, Qi, blood, and body fluids as well as their mutual transformation.
✵Generation and transformation: a term used in Chinese medicine to indicate the production and changes of things.
✵Ascending, descending, exiting, and entering: the various directions of Qi movement, the coordination of which maintains normal life.
✵Physique: the form of structure of a person's body, opposite to but inseparable from spirit.
Theory of Essence and Qi:the basics.
The Basics: The basics for the Theory of Essence and Qi are briefly as:
✵Everything is produced with the endowments of the genuine Qi.
✵When Qi starts, there is generation and transformation; when Qi moves, the shape of a thing is formed; when Qi spreads, there is multiplication; when Qi ends, the shape of a thing is changing: all things are alike.
✵The original substance of life is called essence, and when Yin essence and Yang essence combine, vitality is produced.
✵Preserve the essence and perfect the spirit.
✵A patient with vitality is apt to recover from the illness, while there is a poor prognosis for a patient without vitality.
✵In all visible things, Qi ascends, descends, goes out and comes in.
✵When the source of vitality stays inside, it is called the mechanism of the spirit; if the spirit moves away, the mechanism ceases. When the source of vitality stays outside, it is called establishment of Qi; if Qi stops, transformation is ended.