Chinese Medicine History

Chang Chung Ching [Zhang Zhongjing]

















Zhang Zhongjing also named Zhang Ji is the most famous of China's ancient herbal doctors. He is known for his book "Shang Han Za Bing Lun".  Not only did it contain over 100 effective formulas (many of them still used today), but the text implied a theoretical framework that led to hundreds of books analyzing, explaining, and reforming it. Another section is best known for some of the formulas, such as the gynecological remedy Tang-kuei and Peony Formula [Danggui Shaoyao San] which is today applied to infertility, disorders during pregnancy, prevention of miscarriage, and post-partum weakness. His work might have been lost had it not been for the efforts of Wang ShuHe .

When Zhang Zhongjing was 50 years old there was a grave plague in China were two thirds of the population were infected. Zhongjing very saddened by this decided whole heartedly to research and find a solution to the problem. After several decades Zhongjing finished his work "Shang Han Za Bing Lun" which became a corner stone in Chinese medicine history. 

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