Interesting in the “three” in Chinese medicine
Laozi said: “Daosheng one, one life two, two three, three things.”
“Traditional Chinese medicine was born in Shang and Zhou, and it was sublimated in Qin and Han. It was influenced by ancient philosophical thoughts. It pays special attention to the “three”. In the basic theory, it uses “three” to express it.
Three causes: the collective name of the three types of causes in ancient times.
There are many kinds of pathogenic factors of endogenous invasion, but Chinese medicine divides it into three causes, namely internal cause, external cause and internal and external cause.
In fact, the three causes are the inclusion of multiple causes.
The “three” in ancient China contained a majority, and it was more than three, both implicit and appropriate.
Sanjiao: The human body is an inseparable organic whole. According to the internal parts of the human body and the characteristics of functional activities, it is divided into upper, middle and lower parts. For example, “Medical Orthodox” says: “On the aponeurosis of the chest, on the sputumJiao; under the diaphragm, above the umbilicus, in the middle of the coke; under the umbilicus, under the coke, the total name is three coke.
Although Sanjiao has a lot of controversy in the name, Sanjiao still has its clinical value.
Sambo: People often say that there are three treasures of the sun and the moon in the sky, there are three treasures of water and fire, and people have three treasures.
The reason why Jingqi is praised by the Chinese medicine industry as “three treasures” is because of its importance to the value of human life.
The spirit of the spirit is the three major elements that constitute and nourish the life of the human body. The survival is the same, the death is the death, the Trinity is indispensable.
Sanyin Sanyang disease: In the process of the evolution of exogenous fever, Zhisheng Zhang Zhongjing divides this pathological process into Sanyang disease and Sanyin disease according to the laws of positive and negative, and the progression of disease and evil.
Zhongjing has three points of yin and yang in the yin and yang disease, indicating the variability of the disease and the transmission of the disease, which has created a historical precedent for the treatment of exogenous fever.
In addition, there are three upper and lower parts of the pulse diagnosis and three parts of the inch, the three-dimensional fingerprint of the children’s fingerprints, the upper, middle and lower three products on the drug, etc., not to be repeated.
All these fully demonstrate the wide application of “three” in traditional Chinese medicine.