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SYNTHESIZING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING THROUGH SYSTEM ENGINEERING – Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering 以系統工程學綜合中醫藥與工程學 – 中醫藥工程學

Presentation: 13:30 Parallel Sessions – Tuesday July 29, 2014 Funger Hall Room 207 Funger Hall Room 220 ISSS2014 conference paper #2286

Full Paper: T S L Wong, E C Yan Huang, 2016, Synthesising Traditional Chinese Medicine and Engineering through Systems Engineering: Traditional Chinese Medicine Engineering Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Vol 1, No 1 (2016) ISSN: 1999-6918

ABSTRACT

This paper searches for an entry point and a platform to learn across boundaries to achieve synthesis, so that Traditional Chinese Medicine and system engineering could also understand each other and benefit from each other. The search involves investigation of both western and eastern point of view including systems theories, set theory, Confucianism, and Daoism. A promising Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System is established through this research.

Keywords: Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System 陰陽五行天地人系統, pattern identification/syndrome differentiation and treatment/ Differential Diagnosis-cure process 辨證論治, holism 整體觀念, unification between nature and human 天人相應, differentiation and integration 分辨與整合,微分與積分, Fractals, macroscopic-microscopic systemic view 宏觀與微觀的系統性, 中庸 doctrine of the mean, 中道 The middle path, synthesizing, traditional chinese medicine, engineering, system engineering, traditional chinese medicine engineering 中醫藥工程學, Systems Thinking, Good n Evil Yin-Yang chart, DSRP system, Relational Theory, Schema Theory, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism

INTRODUCTION

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been servicing and maintaining the health of human bodies for thousands of years. Due to the isolation and control policies of the last two dynasties Ming and Qing, scientific inventions are not being applied to TCM. On the other hand, Western Medicine (WM) has been technologically advanced by the engineering of the industrial revolution age.

Nowadays, many researchers and engineers have tried to advance TCM with modern technologies, for example, medical expert diagnosis system, office automation, herbal ingredient spectrum analysis, modern medical diagnosis machines. However, the merging has not resulted in much advancement in TCM as in WM. The reason, as believed, is that TCM is a holistic diagnosis-cure process while industrial revolution age engineering is reductionism.

It is believed that real advancement could be achieved by the synthesis of TCM with system engineering. Not only that TCM could be advanced, system engineering could also benefit from the experience of thousands of years of holistic servicing and maintaining the human body complex system. This paper searches for the entry point and the platform to learn across boundaries for the synthesis, so that TCM and system engineering could also understand each other and benefit from each other.

TCM is being practiced daily based on the theory of differential diagnosis-cure process. It involves firstly, the awareness, that is, the systemic observation of the human body for information collection. Secondly, the perspectives, which involve the systemic choice of related rules and relationships. Thirdly is the systemic choice of importance, that is, the formulation of weighting of each piece of information and perspectives. Finally is the systemic choice of strategies, for regulation of the self-healing system of the human body to regain the balance. The cycle of these four aggregates would continue to adapt to changes in the environment and the human body system until the healthy objective is achieved. The current state of the human body is represented by three fundamental spectrums, namely, the Superficial-Internal spectrum, the Cold-Hot spectrum and the Deficiency-Excess spectrum, which are believed to have the same origin as set theory. The body can then be divided into five sub-systems namely, liver-wood, heart-fire, spleen-earth, lung-metal, and kidney-water, each system has its own sub-state represented by the same kind of three spectrums.

It is believed that the same diagnosis-cure principals could be applied to either natural or man-made systems. To develop a systemic expert diagnosis system in the perspective of system engineering would help TCM to practically make use of modern information revolution age engineering technology. It would also provide a platform for understanding the holistic view and application of TCM to the natural complex human body system.

Future work would involve the search for possible system engineering projects to be constructed for the other two important theories of TCM.

The theory of holism in TCM is embedded everywhere but usually referred to in the theory of “correspondence between nature and human”, or “human living with the environment”. The coherence is divided into three parts namely, the sky, the earth, and the human, which could correspond to time, space and observer (and decision maker). Different time of the year, location and people in the environment would provide favorable and unfavorable conditions for different actions.

The third theory for possible entry point is the differentiation and integration properties of the Taichi Yin-Yang system theory and the five elements system theory. This property shows that no matter how many times we differentiate a system into sub-systems, the Taichi Yin-Yang and five elements properties apply. On the other hand, no matter how many times we integrate sub-systems into a single system, the Taichi Yin-Yang and five elements properties also apply. This would facilitate the design, implementation and maintenance of the whole macroscopic-microscopic spectrum of systems.

With all three theories, one fundamental process applies to them all. That is, the continuous balancing of the spectrums in order to achieve the objectives. This same process exists in Confucianism as the “Doctrine of the Mean”, and also in the teaching of Buddha as “The Middle Path”.

SYSTEMS THINKING

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts was pointed out by Aristotle. Systems thinking involves more than just analyzing the object making up from different parts, but rather involves the parts and their relationships, the structure and functions of the object, its environment, the boundary, and the observer(s) and decision maker(s) as well (Dekkers 2014) as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. The common structure and function of systems thinking

  1. The properties of the observer

Human senses works by differentiation (distinction) (Wong 2008) (Klein & Wong 2012). All senses differentiate the object (signal) from the environment through the boundary. In engineering terms the ability of the sensor to detect depends on the signal to noise ratio (SNR) (Wikipedia a). An analogy is the basic axions in set theory in mathematics (Al Lehnen 2007) as shown in Figure 2. As a result, the differentiation process produce three components namely A, not A and the boundary. It also produce two relationships namely union and interaction.

Figure 2. The Simplest Axioms in Set Theory

Since the differentiation inherited in the six human senses, namely sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste and thought (Wong 2008), is universal to human, it could be used as a common platform for communications.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS-CURE PROCESS

Traditional Chinese Medicine employs different differential diagnosis-cure processes to determine the state of the human body and prescribe corresponding strategies for a cure (Kaptchuk 2000)(Wong 2010c). And research shown that there exists a basic pattern (Wong 2007a)(Wong 2010c) for all the different processes, namely superficial-internal spectrum, cold-hot spectrum, and deficient-excess spectrum, which are first mentioned in (HuangDi 206BC- 25AD) (Gou 1999). The static and dynamics of the spectrums are shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4 respectively.

Figure 3. The static form of 3 common spectrums in all TCM differential diagnosis-cure processes

Figure 4. The dynamic form of the 3 common spectrums

TCM is the maintenance engineering rather than design engineering of the human body. Research show that the body state of human body can be represented graphically as the simple Good n Evil Yin-Yang chart as in Figure 5a or the complete Good n Evil Yin-Yang chart with the Superficial-Internal spectrum as in Figure 5b (Wong 2005a).

Figure 5a. The simple Good and Evil Yin-Yang Chart

Figure 5b. The complete Good and Evil Yin-Yang Chart

Our research found that a 3D representation provides a more vivid understanding and could correlate with the representation of the dynamics in Cybernetics, as shown in Figure 6. However it should be noted that this 3D spectrum is not another representation of the 3D space. It is believed that future research would shown that the spectrums could be used to represent the whole space-time and systems together in one.

Figure 6. The 3D geometric representation of the Good and Evil Yin-Yang Chart

Note that the Taichi (boundary) Yin-Yang (not A and A) combo could be used to represent mathematical formulas, for representation of relationships and transformations. The most important formula in physics is,

E = mc2

Yang Taichi Yin

After re-arrangement, we have

E/c = mc

Yang compress Taichi Yin expand

which have division on the LHS and multiplication on the RHS. The division could be thought of as compression and the multiplication could be thought of as expansion geometrically on the number spectrum (Sanderson 2015). This compression of energy into matters is found in the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for making new matters, and the expansion of matter into energy is found in all nuclear plant. That is, the exchanges between Yin and Yang require two different processes. As a result, the static three elements in the Taichi Yin-Yang combo requires two more processes to become dynamic. Five elements exists in oriental systems thinking in TCM, Confucianism and Doaism (Wong 2008). Our research shown that the five element systems could be represented as in Figure 7 with the engendering (birth) cycle and the restraining (control) cycle (Wong 2005a).

Figure 7. The Five Elements System

Therefore, we started with the differentiation nature of human senses, which produce the three elements Taichi Yin-Yang combo, which then produce the five elements system. That is, the choice of three and five is not particular observer dependent, but rather universal to all observers.

The preliminary matching of the Five Elements System and other system theories are shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8. The preliminary matching of Five Elements System and other System Theories

Future work is underway to investigate the possible matching with Viable System Model (VSM) and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Elements System (Wong TBP)

THE FIVE AGGREGATES HUMAN SYSTEM OF BUDDHA

The five aggregates human system was employed by Buddha (Buddha 2500 BC) to represent the properties of human body and mind. The idea was explained in details in Vipassana mental healthcare 10 days courses held all over the world (Goenka1987a). Research shown the possible relationship between the five aggregates and the fundamental systems theory (Wong 2008) as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9. The Five Aggregates human system of Buddha

The fifth aggregate is the physical body which is composed of the four material elements of earth, water, fire and air (Goenka1987a). Together with the idea of emptiness mentioned in (Buddha 2500 BC), it is possible to match the five elements system in TCM, Confucianism and Doaism with the four material elements of Buddha. Future research would be to investigate if Figure 10 would be a possible practical match.

Figure 10. The Four Natures of Physical Matters of Buddha and the Five Elements

THE UNIFICATION OF NATURE AND HUMAN IN CONFUCIANISM AND DAOISM

The idea of “unification of nature and human” was pointed out in Confucianism and Daoism, and was one of the most important concept in TCM (Kaptchuk 2000, 天人合一). Confucianism pointed out that in I Ching Hexagram that the top two lines represent Heaven (), middle to lines represent Human (), and the bottom two lines represent Earth () as shown in Figure 11 (Confucius 479 BC, part II 兼三才而兩之).

___ ___
___ ___Heaven ()
___ ___
______Human ()
______
______Earth ()

Figure 11. The Heaven Earth and Human System

Water is the most important elements in the teaching of Daoism (Laozi 590 BC, Ch 8, 76, 78). Water has almost the same properties of Dao (Tao), with the difference being water has form while Dao has none. Maybe the water system in the five elements system theory could be expanded into five elements as well.

SCHEMA THEORY

Schema theory is developed by Dr. Kent Palmer (Palmer 2004) for constructing a foundation for systems engineering. Figure 12 shows the possible matching of the three levels of five elements systems with the 13 levels in Schema theory, namely Pluriverse, Kosmos, World, Domain, Open Scape, Reflexive Social, Autopoietic Symbiotic, Dissipative ordering, System, Form, Pattern, Monad, Facet. Note that it match with a five elements system structure with the Earth and Water systems expanded into two other five elements systems of different levels, resulting in 13 levels! It has been the believe that the environment is outside the five systems at level i, however, our research shows that the five elements system could be more compact, simple and fractal.

Figure 12. The Basic 13 Levels in Schema Theory

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ENGINEERING

It should be noted that the 13 levels structure of the level i+-1 system could be applied to any system at level i. From the above analysis, the whole structure seem to be the direct result of the observation nature of the human observers, rather than an arbitrary invention. We named this discovery as the Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System as shown in Figure 13.

TCM inherited as a daily practice, the essence of oriental ancient systems thinking. It does not only contain the basic structure of systems but also the maintenance process of the human systems. Therefore, the theory is useful for both design engineering and maintenance engineering.

Figure 13. The Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System

TCM was thought of as the macroscopic level medicine while the western medicine was thought of as the microscopic one. Therefore resulting in strong conflicts between them. However, with the help of systems engineering, it reveals that both the human level i system and the cell level i-x system would have the same systemic structure and functions. This common platform would provide effective communications between TCM and WM for investigating the best medicine for regulating human bodies.

CONCLUSION

In this paper we start from the investigation of the properties of human senses but similarities are found in different fields of sciences including mathematics, physics, engineering, systems thinking and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Previous research combined the observer and systems into one Five Elements System and the environment as the element outside the Five Elements System. However in this paper, the Five Elements Level i+-1 system is established, which includes all the fundamental components of systems thinking in just one Five Elements Systems, with nothing else outside. The Water sub-system is the environment. This important discovery is very promising and would largely advance the Taichi Yin-Yang Systems theory and the Five Elements System theory.

It is believed that the Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System structure and system function could be used as a systems design tool or a system maintenance tool, for systems with any size and complexity. Moreover, the Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System model could be used as a platform for communications between analysis of different levels of i+-x. For example, it could be a communication platform for the modern medical cellular analysis at level i-x, the TCM human healthcare analysis at level i, and even the social analysis at level i+x.

Future works could involve the mathematical constant ratio and transformation functional relationships between the five systems and the systems at different levels.

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發自 from 黃炎 E C

系統論基礎工作坊: 中醫系統理論與實踐與現代系統理論與實踐之關係探討,跨越系統邊界之學習。Workshop:System Basics: Exploring the Relationship between traditional Chinese Systemic Theory and Practice, and the modern systemic theory and practice, for a comparative learning across the boundaries. 國際系統科學協會第58屆國際研討會 The 58th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

國際系統科學協會第58屆國際研討會 The 58th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

健康與系統思維特別整合小組 Health and System thinking Special Integration Group Program and Schedule

1. 系統論基礎工作坊: 中醫系統理論與實踐與現代系統理論與實踐之關係探討,跨越系統邊界之學習。Workshop:System Basics: Exploring the Relationship between traditional Chinese Systemic Theory and Practice, and the modern systemic theory and practice, for a comparative learning across the boundaries

2. 利用系統工程學以結合中醫學與工程學。Synthesizing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Engineering through System Engineering.
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System Basics: Exploring the Relationship between Traditional Chinese Systemic Theory and Practice, and the Modern Systemic Theory and Practice, for a Comparative Learning across the Boundaries

Abstract presentation: Tuesday: July 29, 2014 13:30 Parallel Sessions Room 207
Synthesizing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Engineering through System Engineering.

辨證論治-太極陰陽表裏寒熱虛實 TCM Differential diagnosis-cure process – Taichi, Yin-Yang, Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, Deficient Excess

從無到陰陽表裏寒熱虛實
From emptiness to Yin-Yang, Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, Deficient Excess
 Full Paper 論文全文

Power of differentiation 分辨力,
boundaries
邊界,
1. Taichi from Wu Chi
無極生太極

Components組件:
我,非我
relationships關係:相交,和諧

2. Yin-Yang

Interior-Exterior
陰陽裏外


Ideal system state
完美狀態,
3. Balanced
陰陽平衡
Definition 定義
Desire 欲得 


4. Deficient of essence (Good)
正虛

5. Excess of toxin (Evil)

邪實


6.Deficient + Excess
虛實夾雜

perspective 觀點,
dimension
方向,
7. Taichi within Taichi
太極中再太極


system need Cool down strategy

熱者寒之

Cold system need Heat up strategy

寒者熱之

The System and Control Theory in the Vipassana Meditation of the Noble Eightfold Path as taught by Buddha – Understanding Meditation with the Taichi Yin-Yang System in Modern Terminologies. 佛陀所傳授的八正道內觀靜坐中所包含的系統論與控制論觀 – 以現代術語組成之太極陰陽系統來理解靜坐

Full paper

Abstract:The theory in the Vipassana Noble Eightfold meditation technique of Buddha is believedto be the Theory of Everything. However, Chinese believed that the Taichi Yin-Yangtheory is the Theory of the Universe. Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman believed inthe unity of all the equations and theories of physics to explain the nature. Could they bethe different truth of the universe? Or they are all the truth of the universe but onlyillustrated in different terminologies? It is believed that the latter one is the case. Thelinks between these theories are illustrated in this paper using modern system and controltheories.The evolution of science gave birth to our modern materialistic world. Does thismaterialism contradict with our spirituality? It is believed that both of them follow theTheory of Everything. All the contradictions arise only because of human beings, whotried to control and manipulate the universe to suit their frame of reference involvingcravings, aversions and ignorance. The practice of Vipassana meditation allows us torealize the union of materialism and spirituality, because Vipassana helps us to acquirethe ultimate wisdom, to be the master of our own mind, and to be able to make decisionsbase not on emotions but on compassion.Buddha explained the theory of our universe but said that the ultimate truth cannot be1The System Theory in the Vipassana Meditation of Buddhaexplained in the words and concepts that we use to communicate. Our common senses arebased on pattern differentiation. Our communications are based on languages. And thefundamental of all languages are mathematical logic, set theory, and Taichi Yin-Yangsystem theory, which all are again based on differentiation. Buddha said that the ultimatetruth is without differentiation, which is beyond our common senses and ourcommunication abilities. However, Buddha taught a method for everyone of us toexperience the ultimate truth ourselves. The beauty of this method is that it is simple,practical and realistic, involving no sectarianism, no imagination and no super-naturalpower. The method is similar to a virus cleaning program that will eliminates all theimpurities within our mind, allowing us to experience the ultimate truth. Even though theultimate truth cannot be explained in words, the Vipassana method itself is within ourbasic concepts and hence can be explained in terms of system and control theories.The Taichi, boundary, of this system is the “purification of my mind”. According to theTaichi Yin-Yang theory, the Yin-Yang combo will be formed in different parts of thesystem namely the internal part, and the superficial part which acts as the interfacebetween the internal and the external of the system. Research reveals that the internal Yincomponent of Vipassana method is equanimity, the balance of the mind, and the Yangcomponent is our awareness. The superficial Yin component is wisdom and the Yangcomponent is compassion. Our goal of regulation is to keep both parts of this systemworking within the balanced range of the Cold-Hot and Deficiency-Excess spectrum.The preparation stage of Vipassana meditation is Anapana meditation, the concentrationof the mind through the observation of the breath. Research shows that the techniquerequires the observer to fix the frame of reference on the entrance of the nose. Thenobserve the flow of air during breathing in and breathing out. However, only the polarityof the first derivative of the flow of air at this moment is observed. That is, whether thebreath is coming in or going out at this moment. The value of the derivative, the secondand higher derivatives, the memory of the past moments, or the prediction of the comingmoments should all be ignored.This paper will demonstrate our research of the Vipassana meditation technique as taughtby S.N. Goenka globally nowadays, in terms of the Taichi Yin-Yang system theorywhich is now structured in terms of modern system and control theories with ourresearch.Keywords: Control Theory, Differentiation & Integration, System Theory, Spiritualityand systems, The Taichi Yin-Yang system, The Four Noble Truths, Vipassana NobleEightfold Path of Buddha, Dhamma, The Theory of Everything, Vipassana Meditation AsTaught By S.N. Goenka,Systems that make a difference

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THE QUEST FOR A GENERAL SYSTEM THEORY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVE – does it ever exist or has it been there all the time? 尋找適用於任何一個觀點的廣義系統論 – 是尋新還是尋舊?

[中文版]

Sciences have been developed throughout human history in order to search for a set of basic components and their relationships to one another within a certain field. System thinkers try to find a basic set of components and relationships that can be applied to all fields of science. System thinking enables the view of a big picture in a holistic perspective, so that all components, relationships, and transformations can be clearly understood by the observer.

In any system, an observer is required in order for analysis occur. In physics, speed and time do not mean anything without the frame of reference of an observer. The frame of reference of the observer determines the perspective of the analysis of the system. An observer can try to analyze a system objectively, however, being objective only means that the analysis is agreeable by a certain population of observers. There will always be a larger population of observers and hence the analysis is always relatively subjective. Objective analysis with either “no perspective” or “all perspective” is impossible, any analysis will instead take on one of an infinite number of possible perspectives.

In this paper, the properties of a general theory which can be applied in any particular perspective are analyzed. Some of the existing fundamental theories in different fields are investigated; including set theory in mathematics, relativity in physics, differential diagnosis-cure process in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taichi Yin-Yang theory in Taoism, and Five Systems theory in the teaching of Buddha.

Full paper

Published in Australia and New Zealand Society’s  ANZSYS Conference 2008

尋找適用於任何一個觀點的廣義系統論 – 是尋新還是尋舊? THE QUEST FOR A GENERAL SYSTEM THEORY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVE – does it ever exist or has it been there all the time?

[English]

在整個人類歷史中,科學的發展一直都是為了在某一個領域內尋找一套基本組件和它們彼此之間的關係。而系統思想家則一直試圖尋找一組可以應用到各個科學的領域的基本組件和關係。系統思維能夠讓我們從整體的角度來看一個大藍圖,這樣觀察者就可以清楚地了解所有的組件,關係和它們之間的轉換。

我們都需要一個觀察者才可以開始分析任何系統。沒有觀察者,物理學上的速度和時間是沒有意義的。觀察者的思想體系決定了系統的分析角度。觀察者可以嘗試客觀地去分析一個系統,但是所謂客觀,只是意味著該分析是有一定數目的觀察者同意而已。之後總是可以有較多數目的觀察者,因此之前的分析始終是相對主觀的。毫無角度或全角度的客觀分析是不可能的,任何分析都只可以從無限可能多觀點中採取一個。

本文對一個可以應用在任何特定角度的廣義系統論之特性進行了分析,並與一些在不同領域中的現成基本理論進行了比較,包括數學中的集合論,物理學中的相對論,中國傳統醫學中的辨證論治,道教中的太極陰陽學說和佛陀的教學五蘊理論。

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Published in Australia and New Zealand System Society’s 澳大利亞與新西蘭系統學會   ANZSYS Conference 2008 年研討會發表

國際系統科學協會第57屆國際研討會 The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

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國際系統科學協會第57屆國際研討會。The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)

Curating the Conditions for a Thrivable Planet: Systemic Leverage Points for Emerging a Global Eco-Civilization
Hai Phong City, Viet Nam — 14-19 July 2013 http://isss.org/world/Hai_Phong_City_2013

ISSS Special Integration Groups:
Health and System thinking SIG: A systemic way of maintaining ourselves, each other, and the nature
健康與系統思維特別融合小組: 中醫辯證論治之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊。
http://www.ec-balance.org/blog/?p=483 

Spirituality and Systems SIG: System theory and our minds – a systemic way of understanding ourselves, each other, the nature, the past and future possibilities
靈性與系統特別融合小組: 佛法四聖諦八正道之系統思維與跨學科應用工作坊
http://www.ec-balance.org/blog/?p=485 

 

 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bio-energetic Information Medicine – the Yin and Yang Medicine 中醫學与生物能信息醫學 – 陰性与陽性醫學

Traditional Chinese Medicine
and
Bio-energetic Information Medicine
– the Yin and Yang Medicine

中醫學与生物能信息醫學 陰性与陽性醫學

by

Ancient Balance Medicine Education Center Ltd 古中醫教育中心

Ancient Balance Medicine Research Institute 古中醫研究所

Published in The Sixth International
Bio-energetic Information Medicine Conference
第六屆國際生物能信息醫學大會
, Taipei, Taiwan 2011

Abstract 摘要

 Bio-energetic information medicine has been around for hundreds of years, however, it is still a relatively new concept and medicine to the general public, who has been brought up with modern scientific education. Information technology changed the face of bio-energetic information medicine from mystical homeopathy and kinesiology into electronic remedy imprint and Electro dermal screening. As a result, more people encountered bio-energetic information medicine and were benefited from it. Practically it works, but theoretically it does not sound in the viewpoint of modern medicine. As a result, the ability of bio-energetic information medicine were also abused with false claims. The general public become confused and hence the search for a unified theory for the classification of all the different kinds of medicine is urgently required. This paper employed the simple concepts of energy, matter, and information for the illustration of what bio-energetic information medicine is, how it works and most importantly, how to choose for oneself. The fundamental practical theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine are Differential diagnosis-cure process and holistic point of view. They are both proposed for the unification of the practical part of the theory of medicines.

生物能信息醫學雖然已經存在了數百年,但是現代人從小已受到現代科學化的教育,所以它仍然是相對較新的概念和醫學。資訊科技改變了生物能量信息醫學面貌,從神秘的順勢療法和肌肉測試學發展為現代電子藥劑刻錄和穴位電檢法。因此越來越多的人接觸到生物能量信息醫學,並從中受益。實際上它是有效的,但理論上它不並符合現代醫學的觀點。於是生物能信息醫學也被人用虛假的聲言而濫用,令一般公眾感到困惑因此尋找一個統一理論所有不同種類的醫藥清楚分類解釋是有迫切需要。本文採用簡單的能量,物質信息的概念說明什麼是生物能量信息醫學以及其運作機理。最重要的是本文指出選擇治療方法與藥物時的注意事項。中醫臨床基本理論是辨證論治整體觀。本文探討利用這些理論作為醫學的統一臨床理論之可行性

 

Introduction 引言


Humans have been surviving on this planet for more than two hundred thousand years already. Our bodies have the ability to survive different seasons and different environments in all geographical locations. Our behavior also causes changes to the habitat around us. Obviously, our bodies have some kind of self adopting and self healing mechanism within. However, history has also told us that these mechanisms may be inefficient, or even out of order, in some special situations. Medicine has hence developed in our culture to increase our health, lifespan, population and the efficiency of our bodies.

 

人類已經在地球上生存超過二十萬年了。我們的身體有生存的能力,無論是不同季節,不同環境,以至所有的地理位置。我們的行為也造成我們身邊棲息地改變。顯然我們的身體有一種自我調節,自癒的內在機能。然而歷史也告訴我們,這些機可能會出現低效的時候,甚至在一些特殊情況失靈。因此醫學在我們的文化發展了出來,以增加我們的健康,壽命,人口和我們身體機能效率。

 

The Human body requires both energy and matters to survive, which are called the Yang and the Yin respectively in Chinese culture. We get the matter from our food and part of it is transformed into the energy we need. We also obtain our energy from the sun and our environment.

 

人體有賴能量和物質生存,中華文化所謂的陽和陰。從食品我們得到物質部分物質轉化為我們需要的能量。我們還能直接從太陽和我們的環境得到我們需要的能量。


Medicine achieves its goal by manipulating the energy and matter in our body. The Yin kind of medicine uses matter to manipulate matter, and hence affect the matter and energy in our body. A classic example is the use of herbs and massage. The Yang kind of medicine manipulates our energy and hence affects the energy and matter in our body. Classic examples are acupuncture, Qi Gong and Homeopathy.

 

醫藥通過操縱在我們的身體內的能量和物質以達到其目的。陰性醫藥利用物質來處理物質,從而影響了在我們身上的物質和能量。典型的例子是草藥治療和按摩治療。陽性醫藥操縱我們的能量,從而影響了在我們身體的能量和物質。典型的例子是針灸,氣功和順勢療法。


Modern western medical scientists try to explain the Yin medicine with Bio-chemistry and mechanical physics (but still cannot explain the reasoning behind Chinese herbs and other traditional medicine). In the last 60 years some front end scientists have tried to explain the Yang medicine with Bio-resonance.

 

西方現代醫學的科學家試圖利用生物化學和機械解釋陰醫藥(但仍無法解釋中醫藥學及其他傳統醫學的由)。在過去的60年一些前端的科學家試圖利用生物共振理論來解釋陽醫藥。


Bio-resonance started 60 years ago with German scientist
Dr. Reinhold Voll. He found that acupuncture points have lower electrical resistance than other parts of our body. The level of resistance of a particular acupuncture point also varies with our level of health. The amazing finding was that matter, like medical remedies, will also affect this level of resistance if it is present within the electrical circuit. The next exciting investigation revealed that putting the correct remedy on the electrical circuit had a healing effect to the human body. As a result, such machines can be used for both diagnosis and treatments. That is, it can be used to find the current health of our body, test for the effective treatment, and then provide a signal treatment. Further work found that a feedback route can stimulate our body to face its own problems.

 

生物共振的研究60年前德國科學家阮厚德 . 傅爾醫生。他再次發現穴位比我們身體的其他部位有較低的電阻。某一穴位電阻水平會因應我們的健康水平而有所不同。令人驚奇的發現是,如果有物質(如醫療藥劑)放在電路之內, 這個穴位的電阻水平也將影響。下一個精彩的研究發現是:把正確的藥劑在電路中會對人體有治療作用。因此,這種穴位電阻測量儀器可用於診斷和治療。也就是說,它可以用來找我們身體的健康狀態,測試出一個有效的治療方法,然後提供一個信號治療。進一步的研究發現,一種反饋路徑可以刺激我們的身體去面對自己的某一個特定的問題。

 

The explanation of Bio-resonance by this group of front end scientists involves vibrations, photons, quantum physics, string-theory, electrical-magnetic frequencies (EMF), signal, homeopathy, energy healing, Fung Shui, energy fields, and natural energy to explain these phenomenon. Here Qi Gong will be used to present another view of how it works.

 

嘗試解釋生物共振些前端科學家用了不同的科學理論,包括震動,光子,量子物理學,弦理論,電磁頻率(電磁場),信號,順勢療法,能量治療,風水,能源場,能源等。在這裡氣功將來作為另一種觀點來探討如何運作

 

Qi


Qi exists in every one of us and all the matter in our environment. The practice of Qi Gong, yoga, meditation or pray enhance our sensitivity to the Qi at a conscious level. However, our bodies sense Qi all the time at a sub-conscious level. This allows Yang medicine like Qi Gong to work on people who are insensitive of Qi at a conscious level.  As a result, Yang medicine is theoretically effective for everyone, but the results are also affected by body sickness, dehydration and the level of electro-magnetic noise (signal to noise ratio) in the environment. People with electronic medical devices (pacemakers) implanted in their body should be careful of such diagnosis and treatments.

 

氣存在於我們每個人以及我們環境的所有物質當中通過鍛煉氣功瑜伽、靜坐、念經或祈禱可以加強我們在意識層面上對氣的敏感度。然而,我們的潛意識層面時時刻刻都在感覺身體所有氣。這使得像陽性醫藥氣功,對於在意識層面對氣不敏感的人也有效。但其效果也受到身體疾病種類,脫水水平及環境的電磁噪聲(信號雜訊比)等因素影響。有電子醫療設備(起搏器)植入他們的身體應注意使用陽性醫藥診斷和治療。


The good Qi, for example, the warmth from the sun, can help our bodies. However, bad Qi, for example, mobile phones and high power lines, can have negative effect on our body. The next question is what kind of energy is good for us. Let us examine this by studying another question first: what kind of matter is good for us, that is, the Yin medicine.

 

好氣,比如來自太陽的溫暖,可以幫助我們的身體。然而壞氣,例如移動電話和高電壓線,能我們的身體有負面影響。那麼問題是:什麼的能量對我們有益呢?研究此答案前,首先讓我們來看看另一個問題:什麼物質對我們來說是好的,也就是陰性醫藥的範疇

 

 

The Quantity, Quality and Nature of Energy, Matter and Information

能量,物質和信息之量、質、性

 

The matter that have been found to be good for humans are mainly foods and medicines. However, having a lot of food or medicine obviously is not good for us, because it will cause indigestion. Therefore the quantity must be correct, but we still require good quality food or medicine, in order to obtain enough essence required from the quantity we can digest. Even with the proper quantity and quality, we have to find out whether or not the food or medicine is compatible with our body. That is, whether the nature of the food or medicine match the condition of our body. Therefore, the quantity, the quality and most importantly the nature of the matter must be correct. “Good matter” does not necessary means “good matter for me”.

 

那些對人類已經被認為是良好的物質,主要是食品和藥品。然而,過多食品或藥物顯然是不適合我們,因為它會引起消化不良。因此必須是正確的,但是我們仍然需要有良好品質的食品或藥物,才可以從我們可以消化的量當中獲得足夠所需的精華。即使有適當的量和質,我們必須找出這些食物或藥物是否兼容我們的身體的狀況換句話說食物或藥物的「性」必須配合我們身體的狀況。因此,量,質和最重要的必須是正確的。物質並不一定意味著「對我物質


With this understanding of “good matter for me”, we can now investigate the “good energy for me”. Having a lot of energy of any form including heat, light, mechanical, potential, gravitational, kinetic, chemical, electrical-magnetic or sound is obviously not good for us because it will cause different kinds of problems to our body, mainly in the form of internal burning. A good quality sun light lamp is one with low noise and stable output. But it is not not a “good energy for us” if we are trying to cool down our body to sleep. Therefore, once again the quantity, the quality and the nature of the energy must match the condition of our bodies.

 

有了這種「對我物質」之認識,我們現在可以探討的「對我的能量」擁有大量的能量,包括任何形式的熱,光能,機械能,位能,重力,動能,化學能,電磁能或聲音,顯然是不適合我們,因為它會引起各種不同的問題,我們的身體主要的表現為內部燃燒。一個良好品質太陽燈應該有低噪音和穩定的輸出如果我們正在試圖冷靜下來睡覺時,它就不是一個「對我良好的能量」。因此,能量的量,質和性都必須符合我們身體的狀況。

 

We now understand the concepts of good matter and good energy for us, but there is a third “thing”. Before this “thing” is revealed, let us look at the famous wave theory of Alvin Toffler. The theory states that the first wave in human society was the Agricultural Revolution, started about 10,000 years ago, which provided the stable quantity and quality of food (matter) for us, fulfilling the hunger needs of our bodies and enabling population growth. The second wave was the Industrial Revolution, started in the 18th century, which provided the stable quantity and quality of power (energy) for us, fulfilling our warmth, hunger, sheltering and transportation needs of our bodies and our lives. The third wave is the Information Revolution happening nowadays, which provides the stable quantity and quality of information (signal) for us, enabling the development of our minds.

 

我們現在已經理解「對我好的」物質和能量概念,但有第三種的「東西」需要理解。在揭曉這個東西之前讓我們看看著名的艾文‧托佛勒的波理論。該理論指出,人類社會第一波是農業革命,大約 1萬年前開始,提供穩定的食物量和質(物質)滿足我們身體飢餓的需要,使人口得以增長。第二波是工業革命,開始於 18世紀,提供了穩定的動力量和質(能量)滿足我們的身體和生活上的溫暖,飢餓,庇護和運輸需求。第三波是信息革命,它發生今天並為我們 提供了穩定的信息量與質(信號),使我們的思想得以發展。


The next “thing” we want to introduce is
signal. It can be seen as the information we receive everyday, including news we see in newspapers, music we hear on the radio, the taste of food at home, the smell of fresh air from the sea breeze, the touch of warmth and the Electro-magnetic frequencies (Qi) from our mobile phone, and the sense of an incident from our memory. We get signals from all our senses including sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch and sensing memory. They all affect our bodies and minds (at a sub-conscious level much more than at a conscious level), and hence affecting our behavior.

 

接下來我們要介紹的東西信號它可以被看作是我們每天都收到信息我們收到信息包括報紙中看到的新聞,廣播聽到音樂,在家裡嘗到食物的味道,從海風處聞到的新鮮空氣之氣味,從手機中身體感到的溫暖電磁頻率(氣),以及從記憶中感到的事件。我們得到的信號都是來自我們的感官,包括視覺,聽覺,味覺,嗅覺,觸覺和意覺。這些都影響我們的身體和心智潛意識層面遠遠超過在意識層面),它們繼而影響我們的行為。


Signal is not energy or matter, but at the same time it is composed of energy and/or matter. Signal do not exist on its own. It requires a carrier, which can be both matter and energy. It should be noted that matter reacts with other matter and energy. Energy also reacts with other energy and matter. But signal does not react with pure energy or pure matter. They only affect receivers in humans (observers) or systems which have the ability to sense, interpret, feel and react to the signal. Without receivers, signals do not exist. Energy and matter do. That is, signal does not act directly on us like energy and matter; they “suggest” our bodies to change ourselves!

 

信號不是能量或物質,但它同時是由能源和/或物質組成。信號不獨立存在的它需要一個載體,既可以是物質和能量。物質與其他物質和能量可以發生反應。能量與其他能量和物質發生反應。但是信號不能與純物質純能量發生反應它們只能與人類(觀察者)或系統發生反應。因為此兩者都有能力感應,解釋,感受信號和對信號作出反應。沒有接收器,信號不存在。能量和物質卻可以。換句話說,信號像能量和物質,它不直接作用於我們,而是“建議“我們的身體改變自己!


Everyone knows that our bodies need matter (e.g. food) to survive. Most of us are convinced that we also need energy to survive, but not that many people realize that we
need signal to survive. Without the sight signal of the shape of the stairs, it is very easy to fall. Without the sound signal of people’s voices, it is very hard to communicate. Without the touch signal, it is very hard to take something out of our pockets. Without the electrical-magnetic frequency we constantly received from our environment, namely the Schumann waves, it is very hard for us to stay healthy. It is said that the space shuttle and space stations have a device to simulate the Schumann waves of earth in order to maintain the health of the astronauts. Internal signals are also constantly exchanging between our brain and the rest of our body, without which we cannot move at all.

 

大家都知道,我們的身體需要物質(如食品)生存下去。我們大多數人都深信,我們也需要能量來生存,但沒有那麼多的人意識到,我們需要信號才能生存。如果沒有看到樓梯的形狀信號,很容易跌倒。如果沒有人們的呼聲發出的聲音信號,我們難以溝通。沒有觸摸外形信號,這是非常難以從我們的口袋拿出東西還有,我們沒有不斷收到來自環境電磁能波即舒曼波),我們很難保持健康。有說太空船和太空站有一種設備專門用來模擬地球舒曼波,以維持宇航員的健康。內部信號也不斷在我們的大腦和身體的其餘部分之間交流,沒有它們我們無法動彈。


Now we ask ourselves the same question again: what is “
good signal for me“? We investigate the answer in the same way. Firstly, too much quantity is a burden for us, which mainly appears as our tiredness to digest these signal. For example, there are lots of signals in the books stored in the library but getting all the signals is a big burden rather than a help. Signal with good quality means clear signal with low noise and no confusion. But a clear signal of the traffic lights is not “good for us” when we are reading a book at home, because the nature of the signal does not match the condition of our body or mind. Once again the proper quantity, quality and nature of the signal need to be correct in order to be a “good signal for me”.

 

現在我們問自己同樣的問題:什麼是「對我好的信號」呢?我們用同樣的思路去探討此答案。首先,太多的量是一種負擔,因為我們主要表現疲勞消化這麼多的信號。例如圖書館有很多的信號存儲在書本,但獲得所有的信號是一個很大的負擔,而不是一個幫助,對我們不好。具有良好的信號質量意味著明確的信號,具有低噪音無混亂。但是,當我們在家裡看書的時候,一個明確信號交通燈是不是「對我好的信號」呢當然不是!因為信號性不匹配我們的身體或心智的狀況。再次,信號的量質和性必須適當的才是「對我好的信號」


The same theory applies to the “
good signal treatment for my health”. Too much signal will suggest our bodies to do too much, and we will firstly feel very tired or even get sick. For example, giving a signal to detox all the toxins in our bodies may cause us to sick for a month! Good quality signal treatments may not be the signal we need. For example, a very good liver detox and repair program using a high quality signal device is not good for a patient with heavy flu. Good signal treatment must have the proper quantity, proper quality and proper nature that match the condition of our body and mind (e.g. emotions).

 

同樣的理論適用於「對我健康好的信號」。太多的治療信號會建議我們的身體做太多的改變,我們將首先感到很疲倦,甚至生病。例如,給身體所有排毒的治療信號去把在我們身體的所有毒素一起排出,可能會導致我們生病一個月!另外,的治療信號可能不是我們需要的信號。舉例來說,採用高品質的信號裝置傳送一個非常良好的肝排毒和修復治療信號給一個重感冒的病人顯然是不好的。良好的治療信號必需有正確的量,高品的質和適當的性,符合我們的身體和心智(如情緒)的狀況


Living in this Information Age, the study of
Information Technology is important. But what is more important is the direction of IT, which is felt should be the choice of the proper information for human kind, or the “good information for me“, both for the health of our bodies and for the health of our minds.

 

生活在這個信息時代,資訊科技的研究雖然是重要的但更重要的是正確的方向:為人類選擇正確的信息,或「對我們的身體健康和心智健康好的信息」

 

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Differential diagnostic-cure process

中醫學的辨證論治


In the development of the Yin and Yang medicine, at a
basic level medicine uses external forces, while the advanced level medicine promotes the internal forces. The basic level medicine is to supply the energy and matter we need and to extract the excess rubbish energy and matter forcefully with strong remedies and mechanical forces. Hence at this level is Passive therapy. The advanced level medicine employs proper signal, in the form of energy or matter, to perform three kinds of tasks. Firstly, it balances the level of energy relative to the level of matter (Yang and Yin) within our body. Secondly, it promotes our ability to absorb the energy and matter we are deficient in. Lastly, it promotes our ability to discard the excess energy and matter. Hence at this level is Active therapy. That is, the advanced medicine goes to the next level to create signal for our body, suggesting our sub-conscious to change in the proper way, so that the self-healing mechanism will be effective again. Of course, in some situations the basic medicine is still very useful, but the minor and the major direction of medicine must be very clear. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) started at the basic level thousands of years ago to treat sickness, and entered the advanced level 2000 years ago to treat human conditions (states), after the establishment of the Differential Diagnostic-Cure Process [1].

 

在陰性和醫學的發展中,基礎醫藥使用外力量而先進醫藥則促進內在力量。基礎醫藥是首先提供我們需要能量和物質,然後憑藉強大藥物和強行的機械力提取我們身體內多餘的垃圾能量和物質。因此,在這個層次上是被動治療。先進醫藥採用正確的信號,能量或物質的形式,執行三種任務。首先,它使我們身體內的能量和物質之間得到平衡。其次,它促進我們的能力吸收外來能量和物質以補我們不足。最後,它促進我們的能力丟棄多餘的垃圾能量和物質。因此,在這個層次是積極治療。換句話說先進醫藥進入再高一個水平來創造信號給我們的身體,提示我們的潛意識作出適當的改變方向,讓自我修復機制再次生效。當然在某些情況下,基礎醫學仍然是非常有用的,但醫學發展的大方向方向必須非常明確地分清楚。中醫藥學在幾千年前開始基礎醫藥治療疾病,並2000年前成立的辨證論治指導下進入了先進醫藥的範疇來治療人類狀況(狀態)[1]

 

Successful Yin or Yang medicine requires proper diagnosis and proper treatment to achieve optimum results. This is called Resonance, meaning absolute agreement. The body says, “this is exactly what I need.”  Achieving this goal may involve different kinds of diagnostics and treatment methods from Yin or Yang medicine. The key to all this is to determine the current state of our bodies.

 

成功的陰或陽醫學需要適當的診斷和治療來取得最佳成果。這就是所謂的共振,這意味著絕對的協議。身體說這正是我需要的實現這個目標可能涉及到要從陰性或陽性醫學中 選擇不同類型的診斷和治療方法。這一切的關鍵是要確定我們身體當前的狀態。

 

Diagnosis is about gathering the proper information and determining the proper conditions (states). A good lawyer does not ask all possible questions in a court; only the proper questions are asked. A good detective does not investigate all the possible clues; only the proper clues are investigated. A bio-resonance diagnostic device or EDS can gather a lot of information from our body, but having too much information is a burden rather than help. The technique is how to fill in the deficient information and get rid of the excess information.

 

診斷是正確地收集有關信息並確定當前的狀況(狀態)。一個好的律師並不會在法庭上詢問所有可以問的問題,只需問正確的問題。一個好的偵探不會調查所有可能的線索,只需向正確的線索進行調查。一個生物能信息診斷儀器EDS / EAV可以從我們的身體收集到大量的信息,但有太多的信息是一種負擔,而不是幫助。技巧是如何填缺乏的信息和出過剩的信息。

 

Having “good information” should result in the determination of the proper condition (state). Identifying the sickness will help, but it is thought the best description of the current condition of a body or of any system is the TCM state, which is best described by the Good & Evil Yin-Yang chart[2].

 

有好信息應該可以確定目前的狀況(狀態)。辨病雖然有幫助,但中醫辨證被認為是最好的方法來說明目前身體或任何系統狀況[1]最好描述是陰陽正邪圖[2]

 

Treatment involves the choice of proper quantity, quality and nature that will match the TCM state. Matter, energy or signal can all be used in the wrong way. The TCM Golden Rule of Healing [2] states clearly how to match a current condition with the proper nature of matter, energy or signal. Traditional Chinese Medicine theory guides us on how to fix the problem in our body, rather than cover-up or transfer the problem. The guidelines give us a clear understanding of the difference between Suppressive and Supportive therapies, as well as the difference between Replacement and Encouraging therapies [3].

 

治療是要對於目前的」定出適當的量質和性,所謂對證下藥。物質能量或信號都可以用在錯誤的方向。中醫的治療「寒熱補瀉」金科玉律[2]明確指出如何匹配當前狀況物質,能量或信號「性」。中醫藥學理論指導我們如何解決我們身體上的問題,而不是掩飾問題或轉移問題到身體其它地方。該指引讓我們明確認識到抑製療法和扶助療法之間的差異,以及替代療法和鼓勵療法之間之不同[3]

 

Remember the goal of medicine is to assist our own self-healing mechanism. However the time required to achieve this goal varies from person to person. The car service analogy can help us to understand this. Our cars need professional repair if a problem arises, but regular service is also required to maintain the car. A better made car requires fewer services than others, but how the car is used is also a factor. If the car is abused, it will, of course, need more regular services.

 

藥物的目標是幫助我們自我修復機制但所需的時間因人而異。在汽車售後服務比喻中可以幫助我們理解這一點。我們的汽車如果出現問題都需要專業的維修,但還需要定期保養來維持汽車的能力。一個較好的生產商的汽車比其他需要比較少的服務,但汽車是如何被使用也是重要因素之一。如果汽車被濫用,它當然會需要更多及更長的定期服務。


Our body is our most important asset and should be treated with priority. Apart from medicine, our lifestyle, our emotions, and our environment should also be accounted for. The following diagram illustrates all these relationships.

 

我們的身體是我們最重要的資產,應該優先處理。除了醫藥,我們的生活方式情緒環境也應計算在內。下圖說明了這些關係。

 

We are living in an Information Age with sophisticated electrical and electronic technologies. Therefore Bio-energetic Information Medicine, under the guidelines of Traditional Chinese Medicine becomes an extremely powerful system for improving the health of our bodies and minds, allowing us to achieve other tasks we should perform.

 

我們生活在一個信息時代,擁有先進的電機及電子技術。因此生物能信息醫學加上中醫學的實用診斷和治療理論及準則將會成為一個非常強大的治療系統而大大幫助我們去修身和修心,保持身心健康,讓我們可以有效地去做應做的事

 

 

REFERENCES 參考文獻

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[2] Wong, T.S.L. and others (2005). Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet – the food dictionary 中醫食療字典, ISBN 978-988-985-865-0, Ancient Balance Medicine Education Center 古中醫教育中心, Hong Kong.

 

[3] Wong, T.S.L.(TBP ). Over-control vs regulation in Traditional Chinese Medicine Differential Diagnosis-Cure process – the aim of control, the aim of life. 過度控制與中醫學辨證論治的調理 – 控制的意義以至生命的意義 To be published 發表.