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Qibo (), was a mythological Chinese doctor, employed by Huangdi (the Yellow Emperor) 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 Beidi (, now Qingyang).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 jingluo 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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