Experience in Jang Jong-jeong's Vomiting Treatment

장종정(張從正) 토법(吐法)의 경험례

  • Kim, Eui tae (Graduate School of Kyunghee University, Department of Classics and Medical History) ;
  • Cha, Ung-Seok ;
  • Kim, Nam il (Kyunghee University, College of Oriental Medicine, Department of Classics and Medical History)
  • 김의태 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실) ;
  • 차웅석 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실) ;
  • 김남일 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실)
  • Published : 2006.12.30


Jang Jong-jeong thought that, because all diseases come from miasma, for treating diseases, it is important to attack or remove miasma infiltrating into the body. Thus, he treated diseases using three methods, namely, vomiting against miasma on the top, sweating against miasma on the surface, and diarrhea against miasma on the bottom. Among them, vomiting is rarely used in contemporary Oriental medicine, but still one of major disease treatment methods. Vomiting is quite meaningful in today's clinics and particularly effective for acute diseases, the miasma of which is in the upper chest. According to the present researcher's experiences, it is effective in cases that the pathological symptoms are observed in the upper chest such as early stroke, dyspepsia, chest congestion and congestion heat. For vomiting, the researcher applied Dokseongsan, Samseongsan, Gwachesan, Gangyeomtang, Bangpungtongseongsan, etc. Dokseongsan was used for vomiting in a cool way, and Samseongsan and Gwachesan were used for vomiting in a warm way. Bangpungtongseongsan was used when inner heat was choked up by the attack of external miasma and when the pathological symptoms of Bangpungtongseongsan were observed.