From Disease Nomenclature to the Disease Pathology-A Discussion on Yun Tie-qiao's Approach to Merge Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
林政憲(Chenshien Lin)；林睿珊(Sunny Jui-Shan Lin)
惲鐵樵 ； 中西醫匯通 ； 生理 ； 病理 ； 病名 ； Yun Tie-qiao ； convergence of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine ； physiology ； pathology ； nomenclature of diseas
|Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication||
25卷S期（2014 / 12 / 01）
233 - 258
The ambiguous disease nomenclature was a difficult obstacle among the physicians in the early 20th century in China. It became very complicated and challenging, particularly in the academic traditional Chinese medicine communities, as the disagreements of whether to continue practicing traditional Chinese medicine escalated. Thus, the Central Institute of National Medicine（中央國醫館）arranged academic activities in order to unify the disease nomination. Subsequently; this did not only trigger the survival instinct of traditional Chinese medicine but also promoted the discussions and communications on microbiology and bacteriology in Western medicine. Yun Tie-qiao actively participated in these events. He supported the concept of unifying disease terminology in order to better understand disease pathology and provide treatments to the patients, but he acknowledged the process as a difficult task under given condition in his generation. As modern scientism became the mainstream tendency in the early 19th century, he calmly and composedly identified the role of both traditional Chinese medicine pathology and western medicine pathology in health concepts. He emphasized the impact of the physiological condition of an individual on cause and development of diseases. Based on his clinical experience, he observed the side-effects of enema to treat patients with constipation and then applied traditional Chinese medicine to understand the disease mechanism and provide a treatment for the side-effects. Yun Tie-qiao's intellectual thoughts were a great milestone for the attempt to unify Eastern and Western medicine.
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