Objectives : Purpose of this study is to suggest a diagnostic definition of Chest bind(結胸) in GangpyeongShnghanlun 15 letters provision.
Methods : Using The Etymology Dictionary of Chinese Characters, we interpreted the meaning of Chest bind(結胸) and symptoms on 134th provision of Shanghanlun.
Results : The meaning of Chest bind is endurance of worries. Symptoms on 134th provision can be interpreted as follows. Worrywart person whose behavior is dilatory, who suffer from an inferiority complex, feel pressure on chest, feel heavy with worries, unstable, talkative, suffer from a feeling of anger, think himself as fallen into a trap, feel always nervous and is stubborn can be in a situation of Chest bind.
Conclusions : Chest bind is one of the Names of disease in Shanghanlun. The Name of disease has its own meaning that can be used as diagnostic evidence. Further studies are needed to verify a hypothesis of diagnostic definition of Chest bind.
KeyWords : Chest bind (結胸), Daehamhyung-tang(大陷胷湯), GangpyeongShanghanlun(康平傷寒論), Shanghanlun provisions, Etymology