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What is the Meaning of Qi in Sasang Constitutional Medicine?

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2006, 18(3), pp.1-11
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Kang Tae-Gon 1 Park Seong-sik 1

1동국대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

What is the Meaning of Qi in Sasang Constitutional Medicine? Kang Tae-Gon, Park Seong-Sik Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk Univ. 1. Objectives The purpose of this study is to find the kinds & meaninings of Qi in Lee Je-Ma's writings. 2. Methods We analyzed Lee Je-Ma's writings which contain the related contents of Qi's kinds & meanings 3. Results and Conclusions 1) There are distinctive Qi features of sorrow․anger․joy․pleasure(哀怒僖樂) which are different from one of seven mode emotions(七情) inGyukchigo(格致藁). 2) When Water․grain's Qi(臟氣) is the base of the human's Qi, Nature․emotion's Qi(性․情氣) is managing. And Lung․Spleen․Liver․Kidneys's Qi(肺脾肝腎氣) is the representative concept resulted by the complex operation of Water․grain's Qi(水穀之氣) and Nature․emotion's Qi. Each Qi stands for its protensity as follows ; Lung's Qi for extrorse propensity of Yang(Z), Spleen's Qi for upward propensity of Yang(陽), Liver's Qi for introrse propensity of Eum(陰), Kidneys's Qi for downward propensity of Eum(陰). 3) Jang's Qi is more important than medicine's Qi and medicine's Qi has a limitation about recovering jang's Qi. So that it is very important to take care of one's mind. 4) Controling mind Qi is controling Nature & emotion's Qi. Thus controling mind Qi is the best plan for jang's Qi and controling with medicine's Qi is the next policy. 5) Qi influences all aspect of personality, disease, application of medicines and ordinary symptoms. So that Qi is the kernel of the Sasang Constitutional Medicine.

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