Vital Substances

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5 terms · Preparatory material for ABMA board exam.

Qi

Basis of all Vital Substances (transforming, transporting, nourishing, warming and protecting)

Jing

Essence (Pre-heaven: inherited from parents as constitutional makeup. Post-heaven: derived from food and air. Both are basis of Kidney Qi)

Xue

Blood (Qi generates and moves Blood. Blood nourishes Qi).

Jin-Ye

Body Fluids (Jin fluids are tears, saliva, sweat, mucus. Ye liquids are CSF, joint fluid)

Shen

Mind, Spirit (Essence and Qi are material foundations of Shen. Essence, Qi and Shen are called the Three Treasures)

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