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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2024, 5(1); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050113.

Li Dongyuan's Research on the Use of Spleen Drugs


Wang Qinghua1, Tang Yuanshan2, Zhang Xiaoyu1

Corresponding Author:
Tang Yuanshan

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

2Xi'an Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710021, China


In order to summarize and analyze the drug law of li Dongyuan's prescription through data mining, we collected and organized the prescription data of Chinese medicine in Li Dongyuan's book "The Theory of Spleen and Gastrics". And we studied the mathematical statistical methods and associated rules, link chart analysis and etc of the frequency of the group drugs, such as four gas and five tastes, through data mining. Resultly, a total of 104 flavored drugs appeared in 63 prescriptions, with a total frequency of 555. Eight drugs were used more than 20 times, the core single taste drug in turn is Chenpi, ginseng, White atractylodes rhizome , Rhizoma, Chinese angelica, milk vetch, baked licorice, bupleuri, etc. The medicinal properties are mainly warm and supplemented by cold and flat. The taste of medicine is mainly pliant, bitter and sweet. Spleen, stomach, lung and liver are the main channels. The first 3 drug pairs analyzed by the association rules are: Chenpi-Milk vetch, Ginseng-Milk vetch, bupleuri-rhizoma. The R-cluster analysis results in 5 core groups. In conclusion, according to the function and nature of the spleen and stomach, combined with Li Dongyuan's Xingan drugs to raise the spleen and stomach Qingyang, the sweet cold medicine clear deficiency fire, these unique ideas have a certain guiding significance for medicine.


Spleen and stomach theory; data mining; four properties and five tastes; Chinese medicinal meridian entry; Tonifying spleen and Promoting Yang

Cite This Paper

Wang Qinghua, Tang Yuanshan, Zhang Xiaoyu. Li Dongyuan's Research on the Use of Spleen Drugs. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 1: 82-88. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050113.


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