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1Traditional Medicine Research  2017, Vol. 2 Issue (2): 100-104    DOI: 10.12032/TMR201706044
Hypothesis     
The combination of disease and Zheng (syndrome) on the basic of differentiation of six channels: a new pattern of disease diagnosis and treatment of traditional Chinese medicine
Yang Xue, Wu Xiong-Zhi*()
Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin, Tianjin’s Clinical Research Center for Cancer, 300060, China.
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This paper put forward a hypothesis that combination of disease and Zheng on the basic of differentiation of six channels is a new pattern of diagnosis and treatment diseases in TCM. It is beneficial to the understanding of a certain disease and makes disease treatment more convenient, fast and effective.

Abstract:

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was formed two thousand years ago, and developed in the following centuries. TCM has a unique way of looking at health and illness. Zheng (syndrome) is the basic unit and key term in TCM theory. Zheng is the pathological generalization of a certain stage in the development of disease. Treatment based on syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation of TCM is the basic principle to know and treat diseases, and a kind of special method to study diseases in TCM. In Han Dynasty (200 AD), doctor Zhang Zhongjing proposed Liujing Bianzheng (the differential diagnosis in accordance with the theory of six channels) to diagnose and treat diseases in Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases. In other words, he divided diseases into six channels diseases based on patient’s Zhengs. Six channels diseases almost include all of the disease according to his classification standards. In addition, there are development rules in the progress of six channels diseases. Therefore, we hypothesized that combination of six channels disease and Zheng on the basic of differentiation of six channels is a new pattern of diagnosis and treatment diseases in TCM, which is beneficial to the understanding of a certain disease and makes disease treatment more convenient, fast and effective.



Key wordsTraditional Chinese medicine      Zheng (syndrome)      Differentiation of six channels      Treatment based on syndrome differentiation     
Published: 05 April 2017
Corresponding Authors: Wu Xiong-Zhi     E-mail: wuxiongzhi@163.com
About author: Executive Editor: Cui-Hong Zhu English Editor: Lin Li, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Hui Liu.
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Yang Xue, Wu Xiong-Zhi. The combination of disease and Zheng (syndrome) on the basic of differentiation of six channels: a new pattern of disease diagnosis and treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. 1Traditional Medicine Research, 2017, 2(2): 100-104. doi: 10.12032/TMR201706044

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Figure 1 Differentiation of six channels
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