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Small Intestine – TCM

The Small Intestine in TCM is credited with the separation of solids and liquids. Food is digested and ‘ripened’ by the stomach, the essences are…

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Large Intestine – TCM

The main function of the Large Intestine in TCM (‘Da Chang’ ~ ‘Great Intestine’) is to receive the remains of food sent down from the…

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Kidneys – TCM

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…

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Liver – TCM

The Liver in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is responsible for (1) ensuring the smooth flow of Qi and (2) storing and releasing blood. If the…

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The Spleen – TCM

The Spleen in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is one of the main digestive organs in traditional chinese medicine, paired with the Stomach. A yin organ,…

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Lungs in TCM

The Lungs in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) are the lid of the yin organs – forming a cap on top of the thoracic cavity. They…

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Heart TCM

The Heart (xin) is one of the zang organs and is yin in nature. It rules the blood and blood vessels. When the Heart in…

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Zang Fu Organs

The Zang Fu are a central element of TCM theory. Although they bear familiar names such as lung, liver and spleen, they do not refer…

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Six Pernicious Influences

In TCM, there are six pernicious (hurtful) influences that can cause disharmony within us. Long before the concepts of bacteria or viruses were understood, it…

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Jin Ye – TCM

Jin Ye (or Jin Je) are the body fluids that flow within us and are important for the correct functioning of our organs, muscles and…

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