History of TCM Development
May 23,2023 | YILING
TCM was born in primitive society, and the theory of TCM in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period had been basically formed. There were divisions of anatomy and medicine, and the "four diagnoses" had been adopted. The treatments included Bianshi, acupuncture, decoction, moxibustion, Daoyin, buqi, Zhu you, etc. Huangdi Neijing is one of the four classical works of traditional Chinese medicine, and it is also the earliest medical book written in the treasure-house of Chinese medicine. At the same time is the study of human physiology, pathology, diagnostics, therapeutic principles and pharmacology of medical masterpiece. In theory, the theory of "Yin and Yang and five Elements", "pulse theory", "Tibetan image theory", " meridians theory", "etiology theory", "pathogenesis theory", "disease", "diagnosis method", "treatment theory", "Yangsheng theory", "luck theory" and other theories of traditional Chinese medicine began to use Yin and Yang and five elements to explain human physiology. Medical workers, gold needles, bronze keys and so on appeared. It refers to the traditional medicine mainly created by the Han Chinese. It is a discipline that studies the physiology and pathology of human body as well as the diagnosis and prevention of diseases.
Zhang Zhongjing, a famous medical scientist, appeared in the Eastern Han Dynasty.  He had already known the "eight Principles" (Yin and Yang, exterior and interior, deficiency and substance, cold and heat) and summed up the "Eight Principles". Hua Tuo was famous for his expertise in surgery and anesthesia, and he founded the Five Poultry Opera. In the Tang Dynasty, Sun Simiao summed up the theories and experience of predecessors, collected more than 5,000 prescriptions and used syndrome differentiation for treatment, and was respected as the "King of medicine" for his highest medical ethics.