Pathogenic influences in the Nan Jing


By Paul Mangelsdorf

The Nan Jing, according to my reading of it, contains parallel theories of the pathogenesis of illness. The first theory is concerned with the effects on the body coming from exogenous factors such as wind, heat, cold or damp, and the second theory with endogenous imbalances of yin or yang influences. This essay is about the former.


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