Source of Living Water for Traditional Chinese Medicine
As a good Chinese medicine practitioner, to be an understanding doctor, you must learn to understand the classics of Chinese medicine. Now, let’s talk about your own thinking about how to improve people’s trust in Chinese medicine and recognition of curative effects.
There is no doubt that the curative effect of medicine is the last word. This is true of western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
To revitalize and develop Chinese medicine, and to gain the general recognition of the public, we must work hard to improve the efficacy.
Practice for thousands of years has proven that the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine is positive, and the efficacy lies in classics.
Whoever knows the classics, who has worked hard to study and continuously practice the classics, and innovates on the basis of inheriting the classics, can anyone carry forward the Chinese medicine.
In the past ten years, why has the medical position of Chinese medicine gradually diminished, why has it gradually lost to Western medicine, and there are many people questioning and slandering Chinese medicine?
The basic reason is that the curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine is gradually declining. Some Chinese medicine practitioners who do not use or are not good at applying syndrome differentiation methods are present, and it is not uncommon for doctors to apply traditional Chinese medicine even when they follow the Western medicine theory in general use.
Why is this happening?
There are many reasons for this, but the root cause is that we generally ignore the classic theories of traditional Chinese medicine, such as the Internal Medicine Classic, Treatise on Febrile Diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases, Difficult Classics, and Shennong’s Herbal Medicine Classic, especiallyStudy and Application of “On Diseases”.
Because only classical theories and prescriptions are the source and foundation of the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine.
Looking at the history of Chinese medicine, if you do n’t understand the classics and do not “diligently seek ancient teachings and learn from others”, you cannot become a medical practitioner; if you do not use Jingfang, you cannot cure serious illness.
Zhang Zhongjing is familiar with the classics and has become the medical sage of “saving the princes and saving the poor and the poor”.
The brilliant achievements and academic views of Chinese medicine masters of all ages have been deeply inspired by classics such as the Internal Classic and Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases.
But now, the study and application of TCM classics have been ignored to a certain extent.
At present, TCM education is sufficient to make up for the study of classic theories. Some TCM schools have even changed to elective courses, so that after graduation, TCM undergraduates do not quite understand the method of dialectical treatment, and will not use Jingfang to treat diseases.TCM postgraduate research papers and others rarely involve the study and clinical application of TCM classics.
There are various types of traditional Chinese hospitals operating across the country. There are blindly competing with western hospitals for new equipment and bad expectations for new projects.
Why is there a potential situation?
Managers of traditional Chinese hospitals also want to give play to the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine, and also want to improve the advantages of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. However, there are too few experts in traditional Chinese medicine who can use classic theory and classic prescriptions to identify diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine is not effective.There is no special feature, you can only resort to western medicine and western medicine, and then add some traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese medicine to help. In the end, it is effective. It can be called “integrated Chinese and western medicine”.
Although understandable, what does Chinese medicine say about inheritance, innovation, development and rejuvenation in the long run?
Usually, some western medicine deals with more difficult complications, such as refractory heart failure, uncontrollable arrhythmia, refractory cardiogenic and renal edema, pulmonary heart disease, stroke sequelae, acute and chronic liver disease, rheumatism, tumorsIn the field of chronic difficult diseases such as tumor-induced chemotherapy and chemotherapy, TCM differentiation is very advantageous.
If we are good at using syndrome differentiation, the efficacy of these chronic incurable syndromes can be better than western medicine.
And Chinese medicine hospitals dare not compete with western hospitals in the therapeutic effect with the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine in this field. What is the reason?
Because of not knowing the mastery and application of classical theory, because there are too few traditional Chinese medicine that really understands classical theory, because there is too little traditional Chinese medicine that really understands the essence of “Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases”, knowing and good at applying classic theory to guide dialectics, YuantongToo few Chinese medicines use Jingfang.
However, there are many Chinese medicine practitioners who use Chinese medicine in accordance with Western medicine.
For example, when western medicine says that there is inflammation, it needs antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Some Chinese medicine thinks it is “hot”, there is “fire”, and Da Shang Qing detoxifies prescriptions. Western medicine says that atherosclerosis requires anticoagulation and thrombolysis and improves microcirculationSome Chinese medicine agreed that it was “blood stasis”, and quickly prescribed a group of prescriptions and preparations for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis. Western medicine said that it was hypertension, and some Chinese medicine did not think it was “hepatic yang hyperactivity” and immediately immediatelyUse “Pinggan Qianyang” prescriptions, and so on.
In this way, it does not take into account the characteristics of “integral concepts and dialectical treatment” of TCM, and does not use the overall balance of individual viscera, yin and yang to dialectify, legislate, and dispatch. It is simple to apply certain theories of Western medicine to prescribe traditional Chinese medicine and proprietary Chinese medicine preparations.It is simple and fast, but it is lazy in thinking, blindly obeyed and weakened in theory, and severely detached from the unique and rigorous theory and speculative system of TCM, resulting in a big discount.
In my opinion, if you want to become a famous doctor and a famous doctor (the first is to understand the doctor), and you can’t discern the mistakes of treatment, you will know when the patient is diagnosed (looking at the news), and it will work immediately.Make good use of it.
However, learning Chinese medicine, especially the classics of Chinese medicine, does have certain shortcomings. It is based on the devotion to Chinese medicine, superhuman energy and perseverance, leading to the so-called “self-injustice” in the preface of Zhang Zhongjing’s Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases.Only with high knowledge, how can one probe into its cause? ”
Learn “Treatment of Typhoid and Miscellaneous Diseases” well, “Although fewer diseases can be cured, you can see the source of the disease.”
Indeed, with Western medicine scores, TCM classics are more difficult to learn and difficult to master.
But as long as you go deep, study it for a long time, and study solidly, you will be able to read and understand the classics, and you will have a lot of fun after you finish it.
Those mentality in learning traditional Chinese medicine, impetuous and unrealistic, illusions are not desirable.
Publications such as “Hundred Days of Learning Chinese Medicine”, “Hundred Days of Learning Prescription”, “Hundred Days of Learning Acupuncture”, “Hundred Days of Learning Chinese Medicine” and other publications sold in the bookstore.Saying that the system is not systematic, that the specialty is not professional, and that science is not science is not only misleading to learn and understand Chinese medicine practitioners, but also extremely irresponsible to patients. It also reduces people’s trust in Chinese medicine and damages the reputation of Chinese medicine.
In my opinion, every Chinese medicine must be and must be a master of dialectical treatment of classics. Only by learning and using classics well can we truly highlight the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine, and can treat serious diseases, serious diseases, and difficult diseases that are difficult to be treated by western medicine.Only when you show your talents can you succeed in the fierce competition in the medical market.
If you want to reach this level, you must work hard to learn the classics, especially Zhang Zhongjing’s Treatise on Febrile Diseases and The Essentials of Jin Lack.
At present, in the study of the classics, we can remember several people in the traditional Chinese medicine industry who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and revitalization of traditional Chinese medicine, and take them as examples. They are-Deng Tietao, who spared no effort to develop andEveryone who promotes traditional Chinese medicine and advocates classical theories and encourages them.
Li Ke, a powerful medical practitioner who truly mastered the essence of classical Chinese medicine theory, worked hard to practice the classic theory in clinical evidence, used classics, and boldly innovated, replacing the traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of critically ill and difficult diseases.The backbone of Chinese medicine.
Liu Lihong, a wise scholar who advocates living the classics and is a true Chinese medicine practitioner, a “Thinking Traditional Chinese Medicine”, has brought many people in a confused and ignorant state of learning the classics to the dawn of hope and stimulated the interestAnd motivation. These big doctors who understand the classic theory of traditional Chinese medicine are the true pillars of traditional Chinese medicine.
How to learn Chinese medicine and the classics of Chinese medicine can be explained here by the Qing Dynasty scholar Wang Guowei’s “Three Realms of Governing Scholarship” as described in “The Words in the World”:三种之境界：‘昨夜西风凋碧树。独上高楼，望尽天涯路’，此第一境也；‘衣带渐宽终不悔，为伊消得人憔悴’，此第二境也；‘众里寻他千百度，蓦然回首，那人却在，灯火阑珊处’，此第三境也。It can be said that in the first realm, if you want to learn the classics of Chinese medicine and do your studies, a successful professional should first understand traditional Chinese medicine and understand the connotation of classic theories.
The second realm says: studying and studying the classic theories of traditional Chinese medicine, learning, revitalizing traditional Chinese medicine, and achieving the great cause of traditional Chinese medicine is not an easy task. You must go through a hard and arduous study and practice process.That is to say, like craving for lovers, we should not sleep or eat, tirelessly, and don’t regret losing weight.
The third realm is that after repeated learning, exploration, research, and innovation, finally success was achieved.
As long as the time is used, it will naturally be open-minded, discoveries, inventions, gains from the heart, free use of clinical evidence, and endless use.
Chennai “looked for thousands of Baidus in the crowd, and looked back, but the man was there, in a dim light.”
To sum up, a true Chinese medicine practitioner must possess the three basic qualities of superb TCM theory level, rich clinical experience and superb medical technology.
The most important thing is to have a high level of classical theoretical literacy in Chinese medicine.
Only by being proficient in theory can we be awake clinically, technically savvy, superior in efficacy, and truly save the world.
Only by learning and inheriting the classic theories can we advance with the times and develop and innovate.