Original Article

『康平傷寒論』 脉에 관한 고찰: 임상 증례 분석 및 고문자학적 해석을 통하여

A Conceptual Study of “Mai (脉)” in Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun Based on Comparative case analysis and Paleography

2023 Vol. 15 No. 1
조성환1 · 하현이2 · 윤효중3 · 박재경4 · 허주5 ·이성준6*

  1. 경희서울한의원

  2. 생동한의원

  3. 김한샘봄한의원

  4. 올라한의원

  5. 경희열린한의원

  6. 대한상한금궤의학회

Seong-hwan Cho1 · Hyun-yee Ha2 · Hyo-joong Yun3 ·Jae-kyung Park4 · Joo Heo5 · Sung-jun Lee6*

  1. Kyunghee-Seoul Korean Medical Clinic1

  2. 2. Saeng-Dong Korean Medical Clinic2

  3. Kim Han saem-Bom Korean Medical Clinic3

  4. 4. Himchan Korean Medical Clinic4

  5. Kyunghee-Yeolrin Korean Medical Clinic5

  6. 6. Korean Medical Association of Clinical Sanghan-Geumgwe6*


Objective : The objective of this study was to explore the meaning of Mai (脉) in the fifteen letters provisions of Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun through the comparative analysis of 10 cases and paleography.

Methods : We have collected 10 cases that have been diagnosed and treated by Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun Mai (脉) provision. And then, comparative analysis has been done among those 10 cases. Based on result of case analysis, paleographic meaning of each Mai (脉) have been studied to redefine Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun Mai (脉)’s meaning.

Results : After administration of Mai (脉) provision’s herbal medicine, all 10 patients recovered their mobility problem and pain. From this result, we could fomulate the hypothesis that Mai (脉) in Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun could mean mobility problems. After through further paleography studies, we could elaborate each Mai (脉)’s clinical meaning and related diseases.

Conclusions : Mai (脉) in Gangpyeong-Shanghanlun could mean mobility problems caused by various diseases, which include musculoskeletal pain, neuropathy, syncope, fatigue, developmental disability and major depressive disorder.

Key words : Mai (脉), Mobility problem, Parkinson’s disease, Musculoskeletal pain, Neuropathy, Radiculopathy, Paleography