lì (立)

literally means “to stand;” here it is rendered as “to establish” (as in 建立, jiànlì), though many other places in Nèijīng it means “to restore health;” so, the character used at the end of Língshū 1.1, meaning “to establish” the precedents of acupuncture that should be passed down to subsequent generations is also used elsewhere in Nèijīng, to refer to “restoring health.”

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