Title : Traditional Chinese medicine as anchor and drive force in the psychosomatic medicine: Based on the Chinese medical classics and ancient philosophy
Psychosomatic is composed of the combination from the ancient Greek words ψυχ? /psyche (`soul, psyche’) and σ?μα/soma (`body’) and refers the fact that illness and health are to be understood in the relationship between psyche and body. That fact is an important part of the traditional baseline knowledge in the Chinese medicine, which have its seeds in the source of Taoism classics and in the bock of changes (yì j?ng ??). The essence of traditional Chinese medicine is not the technical detail, it is the symbolistic alchemy of holistic relationship to the cosmic, earth and physical level. The connecting link of the Chinese holistic is the force shén ? (spirit), which is e?ective due to the transmissivity (?t?ng) in the entire cosmos and in humans in the form of “psyche”. If shén ? is not permeable or continuous, pain (? tòng) arises at all levels according to the baseline of ???? (bù t?ng zhè tòng - `If there is no transmissivity, pain will exist.’) Therefore, every psychosomatic or somatopsychic perception requires the perception and treatment of shén ? in the context of its transmissivity (? t?ng). The Chinese classics lead to an understanding of deeper contexts, which turn in a groundbreaking for the diagnosis and therapy of Chinese medicine and carry pro?table conclusions for today´s' psychosomatic medicine.