The Eight Extra Channels

The eight extra channels are not directly linked to the major organ systems and only two of them have acupuncture points on them. The eight extra channels are: * Ren Mai - Conception vessel, * ...

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The Meridians

The Primary And Secondary Meridians

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, the meridians - or channels carry and distribute qi and blood to all parts of the body, connect the organs, limbs and joints. Read More

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The Eight Principles

In traditional Chinese medicines, the symptoms of illnesses are grouped based on eight principles: Yin and Yang, Hot and Cold, Full and Empty, Interior and Exterior. Read More

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Blood and The Body Fluids

The body fluids (such as Jing, Shen, and Jin-Ye), the qi and blood are the fundamental substances that are essential for life. They can be nourished by the use of herbs and are interrelated. e.g. Herbs that norish and tonify blood - They also help to norish Qi. Read More

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The Vital Energy in Our Body - Qi

Qi (气) is the motive energy of all life and activity. It is the vital energy or life force circulating through the body and animating it, actuating its motions and functions. Read More

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Miscellaneous Causes Of Disease

Miscellaneous causes of disease include constitutional factors, lifestyle factors, work, exercise, diet, sexual activity and unforeseen events, etc. according to TCM theory. Read More

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External Causes Of Disease

The six evils including Wind, Heat, Summer Heat or Fire, Cold, Dryness and Dampness are the major external cuases of diseases in the eyes of traditional Chinese medicine practioners. Read More

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Internal causes of disease

One of the major internal causes of disease is the seven emotions. Other major internal causes of disease include phlegm, blood stasis and congenital problems. Read More

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The Five Energies of Foods

The energies of foods refer to their capacity to generate sensations-either hot or cold in the human body. The five energies of foods are: cold, hot, warm, cool and neutral. Read More

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The five flavors of foods

The five flavors of foods include pungent (acrid), sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Read More

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The Psychological Effects of the Seven Emotions

The seven emotions that the Chinese physicians commonly refer to are: Joy, Fright, Anger, Worry, Sorrow, Fear, and Grief. These psychological factors, if in excess, can cause disease and ill-health. Read More

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The Five Zangs and Six Fus

In traditional Chinese medicine, the internal organs in a human body can be classified into five viscera organs (Wu Zang) and six bowel organs (Liu Fu). Read More

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Five Elements

Five Elements

Similar to the theory of yin-yang, the theory of five elements metal (金), wood (木), water (水) , fire (火), earth (土) is used to interpret the relationship between the physiology and pathology of the human body and the natural environment. Read More

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Yin and Yang

Maintaining Yin and Yang balance is vital for health

To stay healthy, we have to maintain yin and yang balance in our meals. Too many yin foods can cause yang deficiency or yin excess, while too many yang foods may mean the opposite imbalances arise. Read More

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, everything in creation is categorised into yin and yang (i.e. vital essence & vital energy). The interaction of yin and yang induces changes and causes life on earth to proliferate. Yin & yang complement each other. Read More

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