Case Number 51

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


This case presents an interesting clinical phenomenon, a yin manifestation type in which the pulse is yang. Xu administers to the patient two rather odd elixirs. He does not explain why he used these unconventional medications. Adding to the complexity of the case is the fact that he notes the pulse after the patient took the two medications. At this point he explains the significance of these pulse types, which may have to do with the fact that the prescriptions did not have the desired effect. He then prescribes moxibustion.


Other Sources:

  1. Yu, Bohai 于伯海, et. al. 1997. Shanghan jinkui wenbing mingzhu jicheng 伤寒金匮温病名著集成 [Collected Famous Works on Cold Damage, Golden Casket, and Febrile Disorders]. Beijing, Huaxia chubanshe.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations