Sunday, October 5, 2008


Qibo , was a mythological Chinese doctor, employed by Huangdi as his minister. It is said that he was enlightened with the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine by an ethereal being from the heavens.

He was a doctor in ''shanggu shidai'' in legend. He lived in .

It is said that he had learned medicine from some celestial being like Guangchengzi, Chisongzi , Zhongnanzi . He recognized medicinal herb in daylight, learned Tao of health maintenance and mastered medicine. Zhongnanzi recommended Qibo to Huangdi, while Huangdi asked Tao to Guangchengzi in Kongtong Mountains. Qibo became the chancellor of Huangdi. He sampled medicinal herbs by the order of Huangdi. ''Huangdi Neijing'' is the a book comprising the dialogues regarding medicinal problems between Huangdi and Qibo.

The renowned sinologist Paul Unschuld maintains based on phonetic resemblances that the elusive Qibo might actually have been Hippocrates.

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