Introduction of Huang Di Nei Jing, or Huangdi's Internal Classic.
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Introduction: ✵《黃帝內經》(Huang Di Nei Jing) or Huangdi's Internal Classic, also known as Huangdi's Internal Canon(or the Yellow Emperor's Internal Canon, or the Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic, or the Inner Canon), the oldest and greatest classic extant in China, with its authorship ascribed to the ancient Emperor Huangdi(2698~2589 B.C.). Some historians concluded the work was compiled and finished by various unknown authors till the Warring States Period(475~221 B.C.). The book is composed of two parts:Su Wen(the Plain Questions), and Ling Shu(the Spiritual Pivot or Divine Axis), the latter is also known as the Canon of Acupuncture.
The Plain Questions of Huangdi's Internal Classic, is also known as Su Wen, or the Plain Questions for short, one of the two parts of the Huangdi's Internal Classic. Its ancient edition before the Tang Dynasty originally had 9 volumes, 81 articles. After the years of the Wei and Jin Dynasty, only 8 volumes were left. In the Tang Dynasty, while making notes and commentaries on the book, herbalist Wang Bing compiled it into 24 volumes and made up for some lost articles, made corrections. In the Northern Song Dynasty, Lin Yi and other herbalists, read proofs and made notes and corrections on it again, and all later extant editions were based on this version. The book deals with a variety of subjects, such as human anatomy and physiology, causes of diseases, pathology, diagnosis, syndrome differentiation, treatment, disease prevention, health preservation, relationships between man and nature, the application of the Yin and Yang theory, theory of the five elements and other theories, etc. The book has been praised by physicians of all generations.
The Spiritual Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic, is also known as Ling Shu, or the Spiritual Pivot or Divine Axis for short, one of the two parts of the Huangdi's Internal Classic. The subjects of the Spiritual Pivot are similar to those of the Plain Questions, but the former has a more detailed description of meridians and needling, but is less detailed in theories concerning the circular movement of the five elements. In introducing basic theories, the two books supplement each other. This book is also titled Zhen Jing, or the Canon of Acupuncture.
1.Introduction of Huang Di Nei Jing, or Huangdi's Internal Classic.
2.Ci Zhu Su Wen:the Successively Annotation of the Plain Questions of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By 黄帝(Huáng Dì), annotated by 王冰(Wáng Bīng).
3.Chong Guang Bu Zhu Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen,or the Extended Supplement Annotation of the Plain Questions of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By 黄帝(Huáng Dì), annotated by 林億(Lín Yì),高保衡(Gāo Bǎohéng).
4.Ling Shu Jing:the Spiritual Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By 黄帝(Huáng Dì), annotated by 史崧(Shǐ Sōng).
5.Ling Shu Jing Zhi Yi:Literal translation of the Spiritual Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic.