Happy Chinese New Year! The year of good knowledge and wisdom has officially started ^o^. I wish you all to be benefited from the wisdom of the ancient Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (儒釋道醫), and the wisdom of modern systems sciences (系統論). Hope that these wisdom will bring you all happiness, healthiness and harmonies in the coming year.
International Society for the Systems Sciences 62nd annual conference ISSS2018
Health and Systems Thinking Special Integration Group presentation and Full paper
2018 July 22-27
Kelley Engineering Center Building
C2HM Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University, USA
General systems theories have been developing with the aim of understanding the general fundamental components and relationships of knowledge across different disciplines. After 60 years of hard work and academic exchanges, many modern Western systems theories have developed with a variety of terminologies, illustrating the relationships between observers and decision makers, between systems and environment, and between the organizational forces of systems (decreases entropy with emerging effect) and the chaotic forces of the 2nd law of thermodynamics (increases entropy with de-emerging effect). In order to enrich and enlighten further development of the theories, ancient Eastern wisdoms from Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (儒釋道醫) have been analyzed with modern systems terminologies for the “Integral East-West Systems Thinking” project by the Ancient Balance Medicine Research Institute.
“Tree of Life” is a term and concept that appeared in different ancient cultures. The one that is being investigated is the Hermetic version of Tree of Life, Qabalah, as illustrated by SpiritScienceCentral.com with 10 spheres or “planes” of creation which are individually called Sephira. Other versions have more relationships between the spheres, for example, the Jewish and the Christian version. The research challenge lies in how to co-relate these 10 spheres with the numbers 2 in Ying-Yang by Taoism, 3 in Heaven-Earth-Human Trinity by Confucianism, 4 in Distictions-Systems-Relationships-Perspectives theory of analysis by Derek Cabrera, 5 in Five Elements Differential Diagnosis-Cure Process by Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Aggregates Human Mind Systems by Buddha, Five Virtues by Confucianism, Five components in R-theory of Relational Sciences by John Kineman, 13 in the 5+3+5 levels in Emergent Meta-system in Schemas Thoery by Kent Palmer, and 15 in the 3×5 levels in the Taichi Yin-Yang Five Elements Trinity i±1 System by Ancient Balance Medicine Research Institute. All theories seem to attempt to release the boundary of duality between the physical world with precise engineering and the world of consciousness with fuzzy cognitive processes, and eventually develop different united non-dual systems thinkings. The research in this paper has found a possible set of co-relations among these different systems thinkings, by analyzing in a systemic manner, the structure of the components and relationships, and their corresponding properties and transformations.
It is believed that the bridging of these Ancient-Modern East-West （古今中西）systems thinkings would inspire more research and academic exchanges, leading to a more holistic worldview for understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Systems Basics: Learning from the principles embedded in Nature to optimize the principles affecting human concentrations and consciousness – the systems thinking of the Eastern Five Aggregates Human Mind system as taught by Buddha
系統論基礎工作坊：從學習自然界法則來優化影響專注力及意識的法則 – 藉以理解人類思想的系統性與佛學五蘊的東方系統思維
Systems Basics: Learning from the principles embedded in Nature to optimize the principles affecting Insomnia and consciousness – the systems thinking in the Eastern Taichi Yin-Yang Five Elements system in Traditional Chinese Medicine
系統論基礎工作坊：從學習自然界法則來優化影響失眠及意識的法則 – 藉以理解人類身體的系統性與中醫藥學之太極陰陽五行天地人的東方系統思維
The 2018 ISSS Conference will explore foundational discoveries about the nature of complex systems which are now arising from research in systems disciplines such as Systems Biology, Systems Medicine, Systems Psychology, Systems Economics, Complexity Science and General Systems Research.
Over the last few decades many academic fields have developed systems specializations in order to investigate the systemic aspects of their subject areas, and in these areas there is a search for systems concepts and principles under such notions as design principles, organizing principles, channelling functions, and optimality principles. The 2018 Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) will bring together these specialised strands of work, laying foundations for establishing the profound systems science that would enable us to design and optimize for elegant functionality and enduring value at any level of complexity.
We invite abstracts for presentation of papers, posters and workshops about the conference theme specifically or in connection with the themes of the ISSS’s Systems Integration Groups (SIGs) and Exploratory Groups, which are listed below.
The scientific nature of Chinese medicine must be demonstrated. Otherwise, the promotion and popularization of Chinese medicine in China is an empty phrase. “Tiandao·Tao·Humanism: A quasi-thinking of the scientific nature of Chinese medicine”, using the observational knowledge of the equatorial coordinate system, shows the concept of scientific space-time that is comparable to modern astronomy in ancient Chinese astronomy. Using the laws of the five planets to change, the principles of the yin and yang eternal principles are illustrated. The irrefutable historical facts introduced the accurate connotation of the scientific theory of “chi” in the Chinese civilization. On the basis of confirming the scientific nature of the calendar, it is the first time to confirm the scientific nature of TCM academic theory. It can not only inspire more scholars of related disciplines, but also focus on the scientific nature of Chinese medicine from a broader perspective and far-reaching space, and it is very helpful in enhancing the understanding and interpretation of the scientific nature of Chinese medicine both at home and abroad.
The scientific issues of Chinese medicine have always been controversial. The organs and meridians named in traditional Chinese medicine do not directly correspond to the anatomized human organs. Instead, they directly correspond to the yin and yang elements of five lines, eight lines, ten dry lines, and twelve lines. The yin and yang of the Five Elements and Eight Guards, and the dry support of these numbers are ancient Chinese philosophers. According to the diversion of the Beidou, the calendar of the mutual induction of the five planets’ migration and climate change was established.
The traditional Chinese science, technology, and ideological and cultural knowledge involved in this book has profoundly revealed the intrinsic scientific and technological content of many intangible cultural heritages. It should be said that these contents are even more precious than intangible cultural heritages, and they deserve to be widely publicized and promoted. .
table of Contents
Introduction Chinese medicine is black box or crystal ball
Part I Where is the origin of TCM academic theory?
Absence of Chinese medicine professionals in revealing scientific issues in TCM
I. Cases Related to Death Penalty, Death Penalty, and Death-Returning
Second, without confirming the scientific nature of Chinese medicine, the advantages and characteristics of Chinese medicine are difficult to be recognized.
Third, the scientific nature of the five elements of yin and yang is the starting point for exploring the scientific nature of TCM academic theory
Fourth, the five elements of yin and yang communicate with the spring, summer, long summer, autumn and winter seasons.
V. Necessary to jointly reveal the scientific nature of TCM academic theory with professionals in other disciplines
A Western medicine doctor, different from the same medical
I. Chinese medicine does not name human organs by anatomical objects
1. Those who say “festival” in their speech, and that they march in and out of the air, are not skinny bones.
2. The direct relationship between the operation of human blood meridians and the twelve branches of the heaven and earth disciplines
3. The basis of traditional Chinese medicine for naming human organs is the “law of nature”
Second, Chinese medicine does not use physiology, pathology, and biochemistry as the basic theory
1. The Theory of “Perceptual Intuitive Experience” Pulled out the Living Soul of Chinese Medicine
2. “I don’t know what the year is, the ups and downs of the air, and the real and the real, it can’t be a job.”
Third, Chinese medicine is not treated with Western medicine
Fourth, get rid of the Western way of thinking
1. Do not reveal the exact meaning of yin and yang elements, gossip, and dry branches. Chinese medicine itself lacks vitality.
2. Loss of mother tongue, devaluation of culture, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese scientific ideology and culture lost its right to speak
3. The Causes of “Academic Division of China and the West”
4. The sadness of self-cultivation of Chinese medicine lies in not finding a compass that can correctly guide the course.
Yin and yang, five elements, gossip, stem and twenty-four solar terms are the roots of traditional Chinese medicine theory
First, the covered yin and yang elements, gossip, and dry branches
Second, the yin and yang elements, the gossip, and the dry support can only be restored to the 24th solar terms.
1. The ancients must not think that wood fires are drillable fires;
2. Yin and Yang Five Elements, Eight Diagrams, Ganzhi and the Yi People’s October Calendar
3. December Calendar of the Twelve Branches
4. The yin and yang gossip originated from He Tuluo. He Tuluo and the Yi’s October Calendar are connected.
5. According to the twenty-four solar terms divided ten dry, twelve and gossip
Three, ten dry and twelve branch phenology basis
Fourth, the root of traditional Chinese medicine theory
V. Determination of Truth Through Practical Knowledge of Ancient Chinese Astronomy
Yin Yang Five Elements – Beautiful and Elegant Worldly Truth
First, the difference between yin and yang and the five seasons
Second, yin and yang: the concept of scientific material generation in Chinese medicine and Chinese civilization
1. The yin and yang theory of five elements and basic particle theory are all beautiful and elegant universal truths
2. Clarify the distinction between specific functions and “Qigong” and break the pseudo-scientific spells on the top of the yin and yang elements
Third, there will not be only one scientific system, nor will there be only one objective truth.
1. Where do common dimensions come from?
Part II Space-time Background of Yinyang, Wuxing, Bagua, Ganzhi, 24 Solar Terms
The third part of the gas science theory in the framework of heaven and earth
The fourth series is based on the essence of true Chinese medicine
Heaven * authentic humanity: the quasi-Chinese scientific thinking (The Tao of Heaven-Earth-Human Chinese-Trinity: The scientific thinking of Traditional Chinese Medicine) 天道·地道·人道:中医科学性的准思考
诠释学视野下的易学(精)/跨学科视野下的易学丛书 I Ching under the perspective of Hermeneutics / The Series of I Ching Study under Transdisciplinary perspectives
Sunday Afternoon workshop:
Insomnia has become a modern city sickness. Research has been carried out to evaluate different Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments using evidence-based medicine methodologies. The cause of insomnia may come from one or more of the five elements systems, including the Wood mental system, the Fire emotional system, the Metal behavioural system, the Water spiritual system, and the Earth physical system (with one or more of its five sub-systems).
From this analysis we will try to find the common structure and relationship that can be generalized using systems thinking which could be applied to treat different sickness and promote healthcare. Research has shown that this systems thinking is rooted in the fundamental concept in traditional Chinese culture since around 500BC. The concept is also embedded in the teaching of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The traditional Chinese system theories under investigation include the Taichi yin-yang system theory, the Five systems theory of the human mind, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process. These theories are found to be related to different modern system theories including Viable system model.
Taichi yin-yang system theory describes the relationship between any two entities (element/process) at any level of interest. It concerns the quantitative and qualitative changes between the entities. This is related to causal loop diagram (CLD) in system dynamics which uses reinforcing loop and balancing loop. The observer is not specified in the theories, but the perspectives of the observer actually determine the entities, the unit of quantitative changes, and the ratio of qualitative changes. The Five systems theory of the human mind is one of the important concepts developed in the teaching of Buddha. The Five systems are: awareness, perspective, sensation, action and physical object. These five systems can be used to describe the properties of the observer and the decision maker.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process is a practical systemic process that has been used daily for more than 2000 years. It is believed that the whole macroscopic-microscopic spectrum of systems can be suitably accommodated. The system state identification involves three pairs of direction-forming spectrums. The Superficial and Internal spectrum gathers information between the boundary and the system. The Cold and Hot spectrum gathers information between the form and function, or matter and energy within the system. The Deficient and Excess spectrum gathers information between the environment and the system. Strategy can then be formulated to regulate and maintain the system.