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Top 10 classics on traditional Chinese medicine
With a history of a few thousand years, the culture of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of China's precious treasures, and it has made great contributions to the country's development and prosperity. The concept of treatment of TCM has gained international attentions and gradually been accepted by people in other parts of the world. Some classic literatures of TCM have been translated into multiple languages and published. 中医有着数千年的悠久历史,是中华民族的宝贵财富,为中华民族的繁荣和发展做出了巨大贡献。传统医学的治疗理念受到国际社会越来越多的关注,正逐渐为世界所接受。一些经典著作已被翻译成多种文字并出版发行。
The following is the introduction to the top 10 TCM classics. 以下是有关十大中医药经典著作的介绍。

File photo: Huangdi Neijing (The Inner Canon of Huangdi) 资料图片:《黄帝内经》

File photo: Huangdi Neijing (The Inner Canon of Huangdi)
1. Huangdi Neijing (The Inner Canon of Huangdi) 1. 《黄帝内经》 
The "Huangdi Neijing," also known as "The Inner Canon of Huangdi" or "Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon," is the earliest existing works on the theories of TCM that has been regarded as the source doctrinal for Chinese medicine for more than two millennia. The works are composed of two texts each consisted of nine volumes, or eighty-one chapters, in a question-and-answer format between the mythical Huangdi (Yellow Emperor) and a few of his equally legendary ministers. 作为现存最早的中医理论著作,《黄帝内经》两千年多来一直被视为中医基础学说,包括两部分,各9卷、81篇,相传是神话人物黄帝与多位大臣之间的问答。
The first text, the "Suwen," also known as "Basic Questions," covers the theoretical foundation of TCM and its diagnostic methods. The second text, the "Lingshu," also known as "Spiritual Pivot," discusses acupuncture therapy in great detail. 第一部分《素问》阐释了中医的理论基础和诊法,第二部分《灵枢》则详细讨论了针灸疗法。
Completed during the Spring and Autumn Period, the body of work is a systemic summary of the theories of yin-yang and the five natural elements, the adaptation of the human body to its natural surroundings, five movements and six climates, viscera and channels and collaterals, mechanism of diseases, diagnostic methods, rules of treatment and acupuncture. It covers not only medical science but also other scientific achievements of human beings in astronomy, geography, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, war strategies, mathematics and ecology, which astonishingly revealed a lot of achievements that the modern science tries to prove or is about to prove. 《黄帝内经》成书于大约春秋时期,它分别从阴阳五行、天人相应、五运六气、脏腑经络、病机、诊法、治则、针灸等方面,做出了比较系统的理论概括。该部书不仅涉及医学,而且包罗天文学、地理学、哲学、人类学、社会学、军事学、数学、生态学等各项人类所获的科学成就,令人颇感惊讶的是,这些阐述却揭示了许多现代科学正试图证实的或将要证实的成就。

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