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Qibo (Chinese: 岐伯; pinyin: Qíbó; Wade–Giles: Chi Bo), was a mythological Chinese doctor, employed by Yellow Emperor (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.
It is said that he had learned medicine from some celestial being like Guangchengzi, Chisongzi (Chinese: 赤松子; pinyin: chìsōngzǐ), Zhongnanzi (Chinese: 中南子; pinyin: zhōngnánzǐ). He recognized medicinal herb in daylight, learned Tao of health maintenance and mastered jingluo medicine. Zhongnanzi recommended Qibo to Yellow Emperor, while Yellow Emperor asked Tao to Guangchengzi in Kongtong Mountains. Qibo became the chancellor of Yellow Emperor. He sampled medicinal herbs by the order of Yellow Emperor. Yellow Emperor Neijing is a book comprising the dialogues regarding medicinal problems between Yellow Emperor and Qibo.
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