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Goals of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) include precision, accuracy, and recognition by clinical practice. Establishment of a diagnosis and treatment system that closely conforms to the principle-method-recipe-medicines system and derivation of an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should be considerations of TCM. Artificial intelligence research based on computer technology is one of the effective ways to solve this problem. In the research of intelligent diagnosis path, reflecting the characteristics of the overall view and dialectical treatment of TCM such as “Combination of four diagnostic methods” “overall examination” “combination of disease and syndrome” and “treatment individualized to patient, season and locality” are key for successful research of artificial intelligence in TCM diagnosis or recognition by clinical practice.
Based on the characteristics of the epidemic situation and the authors’ understanding of the related ancient books and documents, this paper explores the etiology and pathogenesis of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from 5 aspects: abnormal climate in “warm winter”, unique geographical location, pathogenesis evolution of cold and dampness mixed with insidious dryness, transmission and change of “triple energizer” of toxic pathogens, and game between healthy Qi and toxic pathogens. Combined with the special treatment of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the purpose is to make a modest contribution to curbing the epidemic situation with TCM.