Influence of I-ching (Yijing, or The Book Of Changes) on Chinese medicine, philosophy and science.
I-Ching or Yi-Jing ([see text] also known as The Book of Changes) is the earliest classic in China. It simply explained the formation of the universe and the relationship of man to the universe. Most, if not all, branches of various knowledge, including traditional Chinese medicine, can be traced back its origin to this Book in which Fu Shi ([see text] 2852 B.C.) theorized how the universe was formed, through his keen observation of environment and orbits of sun, moon and stars. He used symbols to represent his views. The essence of I-Ching is basically the expression and function of Yang symbolized as "--" (from) and Yin symbolized "- -" (from -->
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Lu, D. P. (2013). Influence of I-ching (Yijing, or The Book Of Changes) on Chinese medicine, philosophy and science. Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, 38(1–2), 77–133.
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