Case Report

『傷寒論』 ‘弦‘에 대한 고찰 : 小柴胡湯加減方을 이용하여 치료한 증례 2례에 근거하여

A Conceptual Study on ‘Hyun(弦)’ in Shanghanlun : Based on 2 Cases Treated by Modified Soshiho-tang (Xiao-chai-hu-tang in China and Syo-saiko-to in Japan)

2023 Vol. 15 No. 1
허주1 · 이성준2*

경기도 수원시 장안구 정조로 경희열린한의원1

Joo Heo1 · Sung-jun Lee2*

Kyunghee Yeolrin Korean medical clinic, Jeongjo-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea1

Office of Korean Medical Association of Clinical Sanghan-Geumgwe, 14, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea2*


Objective : The objective of this study is to explore the meaning of 弦 in Shanghanlun through analyzing two cases.

Methods : Two cases treated with modified Soshiho-tang, which is administrated when 弦 aggravates chief complaints, were analyzed. All of the cases were diagnosed by disease pattern identification diagnostic system based on Shanghanlun Provisions.

Results : The patients’ chief complaints of all 2 cases were improved after administration of modified Soshiho-tang. As pulling symptom was reduced in all 2 cases, patients’ disease were relieved. Through the etymological research and clinical treatment results, the clinical meaning of 弦 is deduced as ‘pulling’.

Conclusions : The etymological and clinical analysis suggest that the concept of ‘弦’ maybe defined as ‘pulling’ in Shanghanlun.

Key words : Hyun(弦), Shanghanlun, Disease Pattern Identification Diagnostic System based on Shanghanlun Provisions, Herbal medicine, Sohiho-tang