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By Donald Edward Kendall
Dao of chinese language medication is the 1st Western textual content to make clear the truth of the traditional therapeutic arts of China, revealing that chinese language scientific theories are according to very important physiological findings. this is often unlike the Western interpretation, popularized because the Forties and 50s that chinese language medication and acupuncture contain undefined strength and blood circulating via imaginary meridians. regrettably, the energy-meridian proposal condemned chinese language drugs to be considered by way of metaphysical ideals, restricting its popularity into mainstream health and wellbeing care. It additionally resulted in a growing to be frustration to reinvent acupuncture in Western phrases earlier than realizing the genuine method (dao) of chinese language drugs. Dao of chinese language drugs units the list instantly, explaining how old chinese language physicians constructed a physiologically dependent medication with the theories supported by way of human dissection reviews and the way chinese language clinical theories are in keeping with twenty first century causes approximately how acupuncture works.
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It is interesting to note that this fact is still doubted by some experts, an incorrect assumption perhaps based on the impression that Confucian beliefs did not permit postmortem autopsy (Veith: 1949; Huard and Wong: 1968). However, it is likely that this practice was in vogue long before the time of Kong Fuzi (551-479 BCE), and was actually still in practice during his lifetime. In later times autopsies may have been prohibited during some dynasties, but this happened several hundred years after the initial studies noted in the Neijing.
Features related to node locations are relatively consistent between individuals, with only rare exceptions . The only differences have to do with size. A tall person, for example, will have longer leg and arm bones than a small or short individual. But the number of nodes located on the extremities is the same for each person, although there will be a variation in the relative spacing of these sites. By using a relative inch measurement, based on some anatomical feature in each individual, then distances and lengths have standard values.
To understand this way of thinking one only has to imagine the problems that would be involved in adding more information to the Dao De jing of Laozi. Even today, many devotees of Chinese medicine consider every word in the Neijing to be absolutely correct. The Neijing covers anatomy, physiology, pathology, medicine, diagnostic techniques (including pulse diagnosis), treatment modalities, herbal medicine, and needling therapy. For this reason it is sometimes called the Classic on Internal Medicine.