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Small Intestine

The small intestine is credited with the separation of solids and liquids. Food is digested and 'ripened' by the stomach, the essences are extracted by the spleen and then food…
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Kidneys

The Kidneys in TCM are seen as the center of yin and yang. Like all organs, the Kidneys have a yin (the organ) and yang (the organ's function) which are…
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Liver

In traditional Chinese medicine, the Liver is responsible for (1) ensuring the smooth flow of Qi and (2) storing and releasing blood. If the Liver Qi is good, the blood…
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Spleen

The Spleen is one of the main digestive organs in traditional chinese medicine, paired with the Stomach. A yin organ, the Spleen is responsible for taking food from the Stomach…
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Lungs

The lungs are the lid of the yin organs - forming a cap on top of the thoracic cavity. They have two functions, (1) the descending and liquefying (su-jiang) and…
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Heart

The Heart (xin) is one of the zang organs and is yin in nature. It rules the blood and blood vessels. When the heart is working properly the blood flows…
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Jin Je

Jin Je are the body fluids that flow within us and are important for the correct functioning of our organs, muscles and joints. Some examples of these fluids are sweat,…
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