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Stomach

The stomach is responsible for ripening and rotting of food. It is called the 'sea of grain and water'. It's function is digestion but this term should be taken in…
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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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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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Blood (Xue)

The concept of blood (Xue) in traditional chinese medicine (tcm) has a broader and more philososophical meaning than the understanding of blood in western medicine. In the West, blood is…
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Shen

Shen is the ''spirit'' in traditional Chinese medicine (tcm) and is one of the three treasures that constitute life. The other two are Qi (life force) and jing (essence). Shen…
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Qi

Qi or Chi (pronounced 'chee') is an eastern concept used in traditional chinese medicine (tcm) and philosophies. In a literal sense qi means 'gas' or 'breath' but it is viewed…
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