Case Number 83

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


In this case the patient is vomiting, due to qi moving contrary to its natural direction, as the case record states. A physician who examined the patient concluded that heat in the stomach system caused the vomiting, but the treatment he administered was not effective. Xu provides a detailed description of the pulse, and Xu raises an interesting issue: the pulse cannot be read when the patient is lying prostrate. This subtle point enables Xu to diagnose the disorder and decide on a course of treatment. This detail implies that the encounter, as usual, took place at the patient’s home.


Other Sources:

  1. Guo, Aichun 郭靄春, editor. 1992. Huangdi neijing suwen jiaozhu 黃帝內經素問校注 [Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon: Basic Question – critically annotated]. Beijing: Renmin weisheng, 1992 (2 vols).Google Scholar
  2. Hon, Tze-ki. 2005. The Yijing and Chinese Politics Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960–1127. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Google Scholar
  3. Smith, Kidder, Peter Bol, Joseph Adler, and Don Wyatt. 1990. Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. ———. 2016b. Nan Jing: The Classic of Difficult Issues With commentaries by Chinese and Japanese authors from the Third through the Twentieth century The Complete Chinese Text with an Annotated Translation. Berkley, CA: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  5. Unschuld, Paul U. and Hermann Tessenow (with the assistance of Zheng Jingsheng). 2011. Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: An Annotated Translation of Huang Di’s Inner Classic: Basic Questions. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  6. 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

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations