Andrew V. Morenkov
Institute of Clinical Immunology, 630091, 14 Yadrintsevskaya str., Novosibirsk, Russia.
Aim: Chinese Medicine is based on a solid philosophical basis. One of the most important discoveries of ancient Chinese philosophers and physicians was the discovery of chronobiological correlation between normal and pathological processes in a human body and the outer world, and the creation of chronocorrection methods far the corresponding disorders. Among classical methods of chronomedicine the leading place is given to ZiWuLuZhu, which offers a possibility to use the correctly chosen acupoints in the right time and to co-ordinate the way of interacting with these acupoints with the proper timing. Following the classical principles of the given method increases the success rate of the treatment.
Results: Studying the method of ZiWuLuZhu with the help of ancient and modern Chinese original works showed that different authors describe the sequence of Five elements acupoints on the l0th day differently. The analysis of theoretical patterns for the ZiWuLuZhu method on the basis of classical Tavist philosophical ideas made it possible to restore the relationship between the Five elements acupoints on the l0th day and to present their original sequence in accordance with the given concept.
Conclusion: It is possible to explain the theoretical patterns of the Chinese chronotherapeutical methods only through the principles of Taoist philosophy, numerology and astronomy of ancient China. Understanding these methods will sufficiently expand their usage by physicians who practice Zhenjiu.