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The Chinese Medicine Sampler - Qi Anatomy & Physiology

Qi - Anatomy & Physiology

Functions of Qi

Functions of the Qi of the Organs

Spirit - Intangible Qi

FUNCTIONS of TCM ORGANS

YIN ORGANS

KIDNEY - Yin Organ
-Stores Jing/Essence
-Governs birth, growth, development, reproduction,
maturation, aging
-Governs bones
-Produces marrow, fills the brain with marrow
-Receives (grasps) Qi
-Governs fluid production and function
-Houses the Zhi or Will
-Source of all Yin and Yang in the body

LIVER - Yin Organ
-Ensures smooth flow of Qi in the entire body
-Stores and regulates Blood
-Nourishes and controls sinews (ligaments, tendons,
nerves)
-Houses the Hun or Eternal soul
-The General in Charge of Planning

HEART - Yin Organ
-The Supreme Commander
-Governs the blood and blood vesels
-Houses the Shen or mind (waking consciousness)

SPLEEN - Yin Organ
-Governs transformation and transportation
-Contains blood in the blood vessels
-Controls and nourishes muscles and limbs
-Ascends Qi
-Regulates damp
-Houses the Yi or intellect

LUNG - Yin Organ
-The Master of Qi
-Governs respiration
-Descends and disperses Qi inthe body
-Regulates water passages
-Governs the skin and the body hair
-Houses the Po or corporeal soul

YANG ORGANS

Bladder, Gallbladder, Stomach, Large and Small Intestines.

These are the hollow organs. They are predominantly involved in processing of nutrients and excretion of wastes.

 

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