Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 7 - 2021
Euclidean Geometry and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diving into the Real Origin of the Five Elements
Adrián Ángel Inchauspe*
Scientific Department, Invited Foreigner Professor- China National Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China and Argentine Society of Acupuncture, Argentina
*Corresponding Author: Adrián Ángel Inchauspe, Scientific Department, Invited Foreigner Professor- China National Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China and Argentine Society of Acupuncture, Argentina.
Received: May 30, 2021; Published: June 24, 2021




Abstract

There is an impressive similarity evident in the knowledge acquired by the great Ancient Civilizations. In Athens, Plato found the Dimensional Solids and Euclid established the Five Regular Polyhedra; while towards Cathay, probably Zou Yan (c. 350 B.C., as Euclid) had already considered the “Five Makers of the Universe” in Chinese Medicine.

Regarding quoted Chinese hypothesis of Five Elements- that may be permanently generated and controlled by Creative and Destructive Cycles - it has the expectation that similar events or states allow for predictions that consistently derived in similar sequences.

Such “re-coupling cycles” provide knowledge with an everlasting multidimensional renewal that enables a “self-regulated” process of optimization, similar to quality management cycles. Chinese sages may have supported this upon a “virtuous circle” to affirm or reject the results they obtained from their experiences.

In fact, both Oriental and Western medicines respond to a original relationship with the most ancient formal science: Geometry, founding mathematical reasons to frame such knowledge within a precise context. To some extent, Euclidean propositions supported its principles derived from said process of inter-transformation which is, ultimately, what sets into motion the coming and going of things thus predicting the future thanks to the guidelines of such change.

Keywords: Five Regular Polyhedra; Five Elements; Re-Coupling Cycles; Bibliographical Review

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Citation: Adrián Ángel Inchauspe. “Euclidean Geometry and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diving into the Real Origin of the Five Elements”. EC Dental Science 20.7 (2021): 12-29.

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