Title: A multitier YinYang-N-element cellular architecture for the Chinese meridian system

Authors: Wen-Ran Zhang, Su-Shing Chen, Hongzhao Zang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA. ' School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, Room 2202, Binhu Mansion, Huanhuzhong Road, Hexi District, Tianjin City, China

Abstract: A multitier YinYang-N-Element cellular architecture is proposed for the Chinese meridian system as a platform for elaboration. Based on this platform, the theoretical and experimental aspects of the Chinese meridian system are discussed. It is argued that when scientists emphasise the importance of ||experimental verification of any theory|| they must not forget that, after thousands of years of medical practice, acupuncture in particular and TCM in general still do not possess a unique formal logical foundation. It is, therefore, concluded that YinYang and TCM researchers are obligated to make an effort to use some |pure thought| to grab the reality in mathematical terms instead of only trying to |distill| the principles from |experience| or, alternatively, only trying to fit TCM into western medicine.

Keywords: TCM informatics; BLA; bipolar linear algebra; YinYang-N-element cellular networks; Chinese meridian system; YinYang; TCM theory; traditional Chinese medicine.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIPM.2009.030828

International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, 2009 Vol.2 No.3, pp.292 - 302

Published online: 07 Jan 2010 *

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