Case Number 76

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


This case focuses on one specific procedure in diagnosing certain Cold Damage disorders, namely the palpation of the Instep Yang, or tibial, pulse. In order to provoke the discussion Xu voices a question from someone involved in the case who asks why a physician should palpate that pulse. He asserts its importance by stating that the Treatise discusses it ninety-one times. He also believes that the Instep Yang pulse enables reading the physiological status of the spleen and stomach systems of function. He does not say how he treated the patient; that is not the focus of this record. Mature Yin manifestation type was probably so common and well understood by his peers that he assumed the treatment would be obvious.


Other Sources:

  1. Mitchell, Craig, Feng Ye, and Nigel Wiseman. 1999. Shang Han Lun (On Cold Damage); Translation and Commentaries. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publications.Google Scholar
  2. Yu, Bohai 于伯海, et. al. 1997. Shanghan jinkui wenbing mingzhu jicheng 伤寒金匮温病名著集成 [Collected Famous Works on Cold Damage, Golden Casket, and Febrile Disorders]. Beijing, Huaxia chubanshe.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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