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Article: The Origin of Meridians

TitleThe Origin of Meridians
Authors
KeywordsMeridian
Origin
Circulation of Qi and Blood
Qigong
Issue Date2014
PublisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.scirp.org/journal/cm/
Citation
Chinese Medicine (Irvine), 2014, v. 5 n. 2, p. 71-74 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article explores the origin of meridians. It suggests that the origin of meridians is closely related to the imageries derived by ancient physicians experiencing the circulation of Qi in their bodies during Qigong practice. Based on the cognitive experience from Qigong practice, as well as the symbolic analogy of the flow of rivers and the irrigation system of agriculture, the meridian theory has constructed a model of Qi and blood circulation. Such model is abstract and yet concrete, dialectic and yet intuitive, definite and yet vague, integrated and yet independent, having profound influence on the overall formation of traditional Chinese medicine theories.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199603
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLi, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorTung, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, KCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T01:24:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T01:24:30Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationChinese Medicine (Irvine), 2014, v. 5 n. 2, p. 71-74en_US
dc.identifier.issn2151-1918-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199603-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the origin of meridians. It suggests that the origin of meridians is closely related to the imageries derived by ancient physicians experiencing the circulation of Qi in their bodies during Qigong practice. Based on the cognitive experience from Qigong practice, as well as the symbolic analogy of the flow of rivers and the irrigation system of agriculture, the meridian theory has constructed a model of Qi and blood circulation. Such model is abstract and yet concrete, dialectic and yet intuitive, definite and yet vague, integrated and yet independent, having profound influence on the overall formation of traditional Chinese medicine theories.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.scirp.org/journal/cm/-
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Medicine (Irvine)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMeridian-
dc.subjectOrigin-
dc.subjectCirculation of Qi and Blood-
dc.subjectQigong-
dc.titleThe Origin of Meridiansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, L: llie@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLi, L=rp01353en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/cm.2014.52008-
dc.identifier.hkuros231612en_US
dc.identifier.volume5-
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage71en_US
dc.identifier.epage74en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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