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The History and Theoretical Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine  

Qikun Huang , Lingfei Jin
Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2023, Vol. 13, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2023.13.0001
Received: 19 Jul., 2023    Accepted: 31 Jul., 2023    Published: 11 Aug., 2023
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Huang Q.K., and Jin L.F., 2023, The history and theoretical principles of traditional Chinese medicine, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 13(1): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2023.13.0001)


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a representative of China's traditional medicine, with a long history and profound cultural heritage, embodying the vast wisdom of the Chinese nation. Throughout the history of TCM, many famous doctors and scholars have emerged, such as Bian Que, Zhang Zhongjing, Sun Simiao, and Li Shizhen. Their summarized principles of prevention and treatment, as well as practical experience, have had a significant impact on the treatment and prevention of diseases, making an indelible contribution to the reproduction and survival of the Chinese nation. With the continuous development of society, people gradually realize that the development of TCM must meet the requirements of the times. This review discusses the history and theoretical principles of TCM, introducing its origin and cultural background, explaining the basic theoretical system of TCM, revealing the importance of TCM in the field of modern medicine, and providing directions for its future development.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Historical origin; Theoretical theory
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