The Yellow Emperor - classic of Chinese medicine
The book of Maoshin Ni, The Yellow Emperor, explains all the diagnostic and therapeutic questions about health maintenance, illness and healing and is likely to be in every TCM practice. One of the TCM classics, Jin Gui Yao Lue, recently appeared in an English-language version of Wiseman and Wilms. New is the translation into German by Huangdi Nei Jing and Nan-Jing (Nan-Ching) by Prof Innocence.
Dr. Maoshing deals with the Yellow Emperor in this book. The Yellow Emperor is the oldest written source text of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The legendary Yellow Emperor Huang Di is said to have gathered all the knowledge. All major questions on physical, psychological, diagnostic and therapeutic issues are treated in great detail. These are related to the health, disease and healing of man. Dr. Maoshing, a successful author and acupuncturist, has created for me this book a foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ancient classics of Chinese medicine of innocence show that the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen and Nan Jing mark the literary beginnings of the two-thousand-year history of Chinese medicine. They reflect the effort to create a healing art that relies solely on a secular natural law. Human existence is therefore dependent on natural processes. Man is not exposed to the effects of gods, ancestral spirits and demons. Existential self-determination can be gained by following the laws of nature identified in the yin-yang and five-phase teachings. Thus the thinking expressed in these writings corresponds to the philosophy of the world, which created the European natural sciences in the eastern Mediterranean. Europe’s analytic science found its opposite in China’s relationist science. This volume features the Huangdi Nei Jing (Su Wen and Ling Shu) and Nan Jing (Nan Ching) in full German translation, thus providing a comprehensive insight into ancient thought and argumentation systematics. While the Su Wen as a very heterogeneous and loosely linked by the unknown publisher compilation of z.T. only notes written by a large number of individual authors, the Nan Jing is a logically structured homogenous work with a clearly recognizable objective.