TCM Classics:The Southern and Northern Dynasties(420~589 AD;The Southern Dynasties:420~589 AD;The Northern Dynasties:439~581 AD)Back.
The Southern and Northern Dynasties(420~589 AD;The Southern Dynasties:420~589 AD;The Northern Dynasties:439~581 AD)
Famous herbal classics of this period:Ming Yi Bie Lu,Lei Gong Pao Zhi Lun,Liu Juan-zi Gui Yi Fang,etc.Though an age of civil war and political chaos, it was also a time of flourishing arts and culture,advancement in technology, and the spreading of Mahayana Buddhism and Daoism. The period saw large-scale migration of Han Chinese people to the lands south of the Yangtze River.During this period the process of sinicization accelerated among the non-Chinese arrivals in the north and among the aboriginal people in the south. This process was also accompanied by the increasing popularity of Buddhism (introduced into China in the 1st century AD) in both north and south China, along with Daoism gaining influence from the outline of Buddhist scriptures (with two essential Daoist canons written during this period).
Ming Yi Bie Lu
《名医别录》,or 《别录》(Bie Lu),or Miscellaneous Records of Famous Physicians,a book on pharmacology compiled on the basis of Shen Nong's Herbal by Tao Hongjing(456～536),who expounded Shen Nong's Herbal,and supplemented it with 365 kinds of medicinal substances.
Lei Gong Pao Zhi Lun
《雷公炮制论》,or Lei's Treatise on the Preparation of Drugs,written by Lei Xiao in the 5th century,in which the fundamental processes of preparing drugs are dealt with.It is one of the earliest books extant on this subject.
Liu Juan-zi Gui Yi Fang
《刘涓子鬼遗方》,or Liu Juan-zi's ghost-Bequeathed Prescriptions,the earliest medical work on surgery,written by Gong Qingxuan in 496-499,dealing mainly with the treatment of traumatic wounds,carbuncles,mastitis,burns,eczema and scabies,with excellent remarks on surgical nursing,drainage and sterilization.The book is titled "ghost-bequeathed" in order to emphasize the marvelous effect of the prescriptions.
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