Objective : We analyzed 3 clinical cases to estimate the possibility of shanghanlun as a completed clinical text which has its own diagnostic system.
Methods : We collected 3 cases treated by huang lian e jiao tang conducted by a practiced shanghanlun doctor and defined the conceptional meaning of each provisions by analyzing the application of them in each case.
Results : Shanghanlun provisions dualized with Je Gang(提綱) and Jo Mun(條文) is the record of preceding factors which describe the phenomenon initiating the diseases.
Conclusions : Rudimentarily a factor can bring about many outcomes, so if shanghanlun is structured record of the factors which can make a human sick from many diseases, it can be used as the completed clinical text only with those 113 prescriptions. Factors that shanghanlun recorded seem somewhat different from western conventional medicine because the field of each factors are very varied from biological phenomenon to psychological phenomenon. However it is not that weird because psychosomatic medicine in western conventional medicine also point out the factors come from mental, society and behavior.
KeyWords : Shanghanlun, Shanghanlun etiologic factors, Shanghan Medicine Diagnostic system, Hwangryunagyo-tang, Psychosomatic medicin,.