1995 年 4 巻 1 号 p. 79-84
The concept of Mind-Body relationship in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is different than that in modern Western medicine (MWM). In MWM, there is the basic idea that mind and body are related to each other. Whereas specific substances are recognized as the common cause of disease of both mind and body in TCM, this idea is not popular in MWM. These substances are called Qi-Blood-Liquid, and the functional abnormality of the flow and the volume of them is significant. These disturbances are caused by the climate, several typs of mental stress, intemperate eating habits, careless sexual life, and many infectious diseases. Disturbance of the Qi condition (loss of volume and disorder of flow similar to the flow of blood) is especially deleterious to the health. Blood and Liquid are made from Qi; therefore, including the idea of Yin and Yang, therapy for Qi is the most important for both physical and mental disturbances. So for patients who show symptoms of disturbance in both mind and body, treatment for the abnormality of the Qi and/or Blood and/or Liquid is useful. This thesis states the clinical therapeutical methods applied from this point of view.