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TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

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

TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

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.When this flow of vital energy is ...

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The Eight Principles

The Eight PrinciplesIn traditional Chinese medicines, the symptoms of illnesses are grouped based on eight principles (also known as the Eight Conditions).The eight princile symdromes are made up of ...

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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. ...

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TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

The Vital Energy in Our Body - Qi

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the motive energy of all life and activity. It is the "life force" circulating through the body and animating it, actuating its motions and functions.This vital energy is ...

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Miscellaneous Causes Of Disease

Chinese Medicine Theory - Miscellaneous Causes Of DiseaseThere are many miscellaneous causes of disease such as:Constitutional Factors... Miscellaneous Causes Of DiseaseIn Chinese medicine theory, an...

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External Causes Of Disease

The External Causes Of Disease - A Chinese Physician's PerspectiveChinese Physicians investigate both the internal and external causes of disease during their diagnosis. The "six evils" commonly blam...

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Internal causes of disease

Seven emotions ... Internal Causes of DiseaseOne of the major internal causes of disease is the seven emotions. An excess of any of them is likely to damage the organ connected with the emotion.Too m...

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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.As an example, eating foods with a hot energy will make us experience hot sensations in the b...

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The five flavors of foods

The five flavors of foods include pungent (acrid), sweet, sour, bitter and saltyPungent foods include green onion, chive, clove, parsley and coriander.Sweet foods include sugar, cherry, chestnut...

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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....

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The Five Zangs and Six Fus

In Chinese medicine, the internal organs in a human body can be classified into five viscera organs (Wu Zang) and six bowel organs (Liu Fu). The five Zang organs are: heart, liver, ...

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Five Elements

TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

Five Elements

金,木,水,火,土 Metal,Wood,Water,Fire,EarthSimilar to the theory of yin-yang, the theory of five elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water was an ancient philosophical concept used to explain the ...

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Yin and Yang

TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

Maintaining Yin and Yang balance is vital for health

According to Yin & Yang theory of Traditional Chinese medicine, 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, whil...

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Yin and Yang

TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

Yin and Yang

Everything in creation is categorised into yin and yang (i.e. vital essence & vital energy). For example, in the celestial system, the moon is yin while the sun is yang. In the human system, females ...

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