Kidneys
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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 mutually dependent on each other and compliment each other.  The kidneys play…

Liver
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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 vessels will be free flowing and the Qi of the body moves…

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…

Lungs
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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…