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Kim, Kim, Kim, and Lee: A Study on the Descriptive Method and Common Terminology of 『Yeongchu·Gyeonggeun(靈樞·經筋)』


Objectives & Methods

The entire ≪Lingshu·Jingjin≫ content was analyzed to find repetitive patterns, as well as to analyze commonly used terms. Through this, the guidelines for interpretation were presented.

Results & Conclusions

≪Lingshu·Jingjin≫ is not a question-and-answer format, but a simple enumerated narrative format. There is no part corresponding to the introduction, only the descriptions of 12 individual Meridian-muscle exist. Each Meridian-muscle is divided into ‘Flow of Muscle Mechanics(流走)’ part and ‘Diseases’ part, and ‘Flow of Muscle Mechanics’ of each Meridian-muscle can be divided into ‘Main Flow’ and ‘Branch’. ‘Main Flow’ is the most central ‘Flow’ in each ‘Meridian-muscle’, and ‘Branch’ is the part where ‘Main Flow’ ends and the description of another ‘Flow’ begins. ‘Branch’ has different expressions according to the importance. The expression also varies depending on the dynamics. ‘Meridian-muscle’ should be interpreted based on this.


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