Category: Internal organs

  • Influence of kidneys on bones, teeth and hair in Chinese medicine

    In Chinese medicine, bone marrow, spinal marrow, and brain tissue are called Sui. As Su Wen and Ling Shu, which are the books about the basic theory of Chinese medicine, says, all kinds of Sui are connected to brain, and brain is the sea of Sui. Sui originates from kidney Jing, and bones and teeth…

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  • Kidneys are called the basis of internal organs in Chinese medicine

    “Kidneys are the basis of internal organs, the root of twelve meridians, the basis of breathing, the source of triple Jiao, and a human depends on them as they are the origin of a life.” The words are from Mai Jue Hui Bian, which is a book about pulse diagnosis and was written in the…

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  • Influence of kidneys on the growth and fertility of a human in Chinese medicine

    In traditional Chinese medicine, kidney Jing is a special concept. The Yin and Yang of an internal organ are two physical attributes of an internal organ; the Qi of an internal organ is the energy that performs the functions of the internal organ. In a broad sense, each internal organ has Jing. But in a…

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  • Kidneys and breathing depth in Chinese medicine

    In Chinese medicine, although breathing is dominated by the lungs, other internal organs are also involved. Nan Jing, a theoretical book of Chinese medicine, says, ” Breathe out by the heart and lungs, and breathe in by the kidneys and the liver.” The sentence links exhaling to the heart and lungs, and inhaling to the…

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  • Kidneys and urine production in Chinese medicine

    Su Wen, a theoretical book on the theory of Chinese medicine, says, “The kidneys are the internal organs of water and govern the body fluids.” Two thousand years ago the ancient Chinese already recognised that the kidneys have the function of regulating the metabolism of water in the body. Absorption of water from food In…

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  • Influence of liver on eyesight and mobility in Chinese medicine

    In traditional Chinese medicine, eyes, tears, tendons and nails are related to the liver. The article detailedly explains what are the relations between the liver and them, and how the liver influences eyesight and mobility. Liver and eyes The functions of the eyes depend on the nourishing of the blood of the liver and the…

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  • Liver-Qi in Chinese medicine

    In Chinese medicine, there is a saying, “The disharmony of Qi and blood can lead to a hundred diseases.” The Qi of the heart maintains the function of the heart in pumping blood, while the Qi of the lungs promotes the flow of blood. The Qi of the spleen transports nutrients for the forming of…

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  • Liver and mental activities in Chinese medicine

    In traditional Chinese medicine, liver is an internal organ that is related to consciousness and dreaming. Meanwhile, it is related to anger. Five kinds of fundamental mental activities Mental activities, from instincts to emotions, are related to five internal organs in traditional Chinese medicine. Su Wen, a theoretical book of traditional Chinese medicine, divides fundamental…

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  • Liver stores blood in Chinese medicine

    In modern medical science, the liver is the largest digestive gland and can store abundant blood for keeping normal blood circulation. In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver also has the function of storing blood. And liver is called the sea of blood. Storage of blood in liver In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the…

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  • Influence of spleen on conditons of mouth in Chinese medicine

    Ling Shu, one of theoretical books of traditional Chinese medicine, says, “The spleen-Qi opens to the mouth. When the functions of the spleen are harmonious, the mouth correctly distinguishes different kinds of grains.” The article explains how to know the health of spleen from the conditions of mouth, such as the gustatory sensation, the smell,…

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