The book, published years ago, is a representation of Oriental medicine and is still widely utilized among traditional medical doctors today. Most medical books are too vast and complex, so only the essentials shall be selected. Only Donguibogam attempted to classify disease by primarily focusing on the body [ 12 ]. Such medical theories inversely synthesized a series of treatment processes including diagnosis, pattern identification, and prescription. Many mediocre doctors disregard the fundamentals and arbitrarily practice medicine, running counter to the spirit of the classics, or lose the key substance by adhering to the old without versatility and straying with no criteria. Archived from the original on From ancient times to the present day, the basic physiology and pathogenesis of human disease have remained unchanged.
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Only Donguibogam attempted to classify disease by primarily focusing on the body [ 12 ].
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In East Asian medicine, methods of diagnosis and diagnostic classifications usually have preceded to identify the pattern dongguibogam a certain disorder before actual treatment [ donguibogaj ]. Hwang Doyeon wrote the well-known medical book Bangyakhappyun [ 19 ] and referenced some of the content from Donguibogam in his other publication Donguiboam [ 20 ].
For the conventional use of the book, herbs were introduced with their Chinese name in addition to their common name, regional growing district, harvest season, and processing methods. In case of acupuncture, a large number of acupoints were related to its treating patterns, and such related patterns constituted the characteristics of these acupoints. We strongly believe that our data mining approach represents a new method for understanding the characteristics of acupoints.
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The 43 acupoints are presented on the x -axis of the array. The Donguibogam explains this principle clearly.
Moreover, Donguibogam emphasized the importance of disease prevention and medical pragmatism. Heo Jun included both public and personal prescriptions and was, therefore, able to recommend a wider variety of therapies [ 16 ].
Reexamining knowledge from classical medical texts is expected to provide meaningful information that could be utilized in current medical practices.
Arithmetically, idf is defined as instead of to diminish the effect of idf, where is the number of whole documents [ 23 ]. It is a traditional medical science, which regards the human body as a universe and understands body function, health maintenance, and the treatment of disease according to comprehensive and systemic approaches [ 1 ].
It has a distinctive overall structure divided into five chapters: These classifications are based, not only region, donguivogam also on medical tendency and individuality.
Articles from Journal of Pharmacopuncture are provided here courtesy of Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute. Our results demonstrate how to acquire practical information for selecting acupoints based on pattern identification and help elucidate the characteristics of each acupoint regarding its relationship with components of pattern identification. Heo Jun explained that the majority of herbal medicines with Chinese names were donguiboham recognized by the general public [ 3 ].
To receive news and publication updates for Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, enter your email address in the box below. Thirdly, the number of cases was insufficient to definitively describe the characteristics of acupoints in the NaeGyeong chapter of DongUiBoGam.
What is the Donguibogam and what is in it?
Five applicable acupoints are aligned with their targeting pattern in Table 2. It includes latest medical texts published in East Asia until then [ 1 ] and constitutes unique medical perspective on understanding the human body and treating disorders. The highest tf-idf values of the most frequently used acupoints were CV4 and CV6. View at Google Scholar A.
Views Read Edit View history. However, empirical medical records have been accumulated in traditional medical texts throughout the history. Started dinguibogam a government-funded project inthe drive has seen the completion of 23 volumes so far.
Donguibogam highlighted the importance of medical pragmatism Some donuibogam of Donguibogam claim that the book is merely an encyclopedia cited and edited from medical books from the Han Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty and that the prescriptions are only suitable to the Chinese, not the Koreans. Acupuncture and Moxibustion This chapter is about acupuncture and moxibustion treatments which are significant when dealing with diseases in TKM.
Here it is explained that the pulse represents celestial energy. Heo Jun first proposed traditional Korean medicine as a form of Eastern medicine in the publication Donguibogam [ 6 ]. The 43 acupoints are presented on the x -axis of the array in Figure 2.
Luckily, Heo Jun was soon released and served as the royal physician of King Gwanghaegun. This paradigm shift is represented in Donguibogam and is evident from the close relationship between the book and current national medical examinations donguiboggam 11 ]. Many mediocre donguinogam disregard the fundamentals and arbitrarily practice medicine, running counter to the spirit of the classics, or lose the key substance by adhering to the old without versatility and straying with no criteria.
One of his objectives for the publication of Donguibogam was to emphasize the importance of a health regimen.