Nèijīng (內經)

is generally translated as “Inner Classic.” For a more detailed understanding of this title, see jīng (經), which could be rendered as ‘longitudinal organizing principle.’ Thus, it is also the Chinese term generally translated as “channels.” For an even richer understanding of how jīng (經) is used in complexes, see jīngmài (經脈). So, one could render Nèijīng (內) as either “The Inner Organizing Principles” or “The Organizing Principles of the Inner.” In either case, the complex systems of jīngmài (經脈) are among the most fundamental organizing principles of an individually embodied spirit (jīngshén (精神)) and a central feature of the conceptual framework of Nèijīng (內).

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