P 28 Chinese Medicine, Emotion, and Disease in Past and Present

Ideas and practices regarding the relationship of emotion, health, and disease in Chinese medicine are long-standing and well-established from ancient times then on. Recently, although profound changes are taking place in the medical concepts and therapeutic methods in contemporary society, the theory of emotion in Chinese medicine still is unique in the prophylaxis and treatment of emotion-related diseases.

The questions to discuss in this panel will be:

  1. Firstly, what are the particular referential historical, anthropological and theoretical resourses on which clinicians who deal with emotion-related diseases, rely or can rely for practical medical implications?
  2. Secondly, what about the state of the art in historical studies on the emotions and emotion-related disorders in Chinese medicine?
  3. Thirdly, as far as historians on emotions in Chinese medicine are concerned, how to respond to the encounter with the development of emotion studies in modern western medicine, psychology, and anthropology?
  4. Fourthly, how can we feasibly deepen the research and further intensify communications and dialogues between historians and clinicians in the field of emotion-related diseases?


This panel will provide a platform for historians and clinicians to explore and discuss emotion knowledge in Chinese medical history with a particular focus on the issue of practice.

Impressions of ICTAM IX

  • Impressions of ICTAM IX, 2017, by Matthias Burmeister, ICTAM IX Filmteam

Trailer ICTAM IX, 2017