Spleen
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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 and turning it into gu qi (‘Food qi’). It is an essential…

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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 (2) disseminating or circulating (xuan) functions. They take in vital substances and…

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Blood (Xue)

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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 seen as a fluid that carries nutrients, white blood cells and other…

Shen
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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 in TCM takes in not just spirit but also emotions, mental health…

Qi
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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 as the force that gives form to life. It is more than…