ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (PRIVATE NOTES): Huángdì nèijīng 黃帝內經 Inner Scripture of the Yellow Emperor

   Huángdì nèijīng 黃帝內經 Inner Scripture of the Yellow Emperor, or Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon, or anything else, or (a funny stuff if you remember Traditional Chinese)–黃帝內經
First things first, about time and contents from the scientist Elisabeth Hsu, the author of this article in the Encyclopedia of Taoism:
“The Huángdì nèijīng 黃帝內經 is generally considered the main text on Chinese medical theory, and the Shanghan lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders) the principal reference for clinical treatment. In its extant form, the Neijing comprises two books, each of which includes twenty-four juan (chapters) and eighty-one pian (sections): the Sùwèn 素問 (Plain Questions) and the Língshū 靈樞 (Numinous Pivot). The two books are best viewed as compilation of thematically ordered knowledge from different medical traditions or lineages  whose authorship is unknown. Their first compilation likely dates to the Han, between the first century BCE and the first century CE”. 
In the short note to this entry E. Hsu named some sources, and Porkert 1974 sounds so familiar! Actually, my German Urban & Schwarzenberg  edition is 1985 but I still remember a joy when I have found all those ideas of Traditional Chinese medicine inside the absolutely wonderful printed book, including tables, diagrams, meridians, and yes, the title Systematische Acupuncture is planted in my memory. The most wonderful feature of ancient teachings is they somehow coexist among us everywhere, if we shall watch things around us carefully.
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