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The Functions of the Yin Organs

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Zang means
to store
which is more serious, a deficiency of Yin or Yang
Yin
tonify Liver and Heart to
nourish Blood
tonify Lungs and Spleen to
strengthen Qi
strengthen Kidneys to nourish
Essence
blood vessels are controlled by
Heart
sinews are controlled by
Liver
skin is controlled by
Lungs
muscles are controlled by
Spleen
bones are controlled by
Kidneys
loss of taste sensation is usually due to
Spleen deficiency
eyes controlled by
Liver
tongue controlled by
Heart
mouth controlled by
Spleen
nose controlled by
Lungs
ears controlled by
Kidneys
Back transporting points are called
Back Shu points
Lung Shu point
BL-13 Feishu
Heart Shu point
BL-15 Xinshu
Liver Shu point
BL-18 Ganshu
Spleen Shu point
BL-20 Pishu
Kidney Shu point
BL-23 Shenshu
joy
Heart
anger
Liver
pensiveness and overthinking
Spleen
fear
Kidneys
sadness
Lungs
Corporate Soul point
BL-42 Pohu
Mind (Shen) point
BL-44 Shentang
Ethereal Soul point
BL-47 Hunmen
Intellect point
BL-49 Yishe
Will-power point
BL-52 Zhishi
Hun resides in the
Liver
Shen resides in the
Heart
Yi resides in the
Spleen
Po resides in the
Lungs
Zhi resides in the
Kidneys
Heat influences the
Heart
Wind influences the
Liver
Cold influences the
Kidneys
Dryness influences the
Lungs
Dampness influences the
Spleen
the complexion reflects the
Heart
the nails reflect the
Liver
the body hair reflects the
Lungs
the lips reflect the
Spleen
the hair reflects the
Kidneys
tears
Liver
sweat
Heart
saliva
Spleen
snivel
Lungs
spittle
Kidneys
rancid
Liver
scorched
Heart
fragrant, sweetish
Spleen
rotten, rank
Lungs
putrid
Kidneys
green
Liver
yellow
Spleen
white
Lungs
dark/black
Kidneys
red
Heart
sour
Liver
salty
Kidneys
sweet
Spleen
pungent
Lungs
bitter
Heart
shouting
Liver
crying
Lungs
laughing
Heart
groaning
Kidneys
singing
Spleen
Yin organs are structure or function?
structure
Yang organs are structure or function?
function
most important of the Internal Organs
Heart
governs blood
Heart
houses the Mind
Heart
controls the blood vessels
Heart
manifests in the complexion
Heart
related to joy
Heart
opens into the tongue
Heart
controls sweat
Heart
transformation of Food-Qi into Blood takes place here
Heart
shallow long crack in the midline of the tongue
Heart
most important for menstrual function
Liver-Blood
controls the downward movement of Qi and Blood that makes menstruation occur
Heart
hardening of the arteries always reflects the state of the
Heart
Bi
Painful Obstruction Syndrome
If Blood is abundant and Heart is strong, the complexion will be
rosy and lustrous
If Blood is deficient, the complexion will be
pale
If Blood is stagnant, the complexion will be
purplish, dull, dark
If Heart has heat, the complexion will be
too red
mental activity and consciousness reside in the
Heart
somnolence
drowsiness
The Blood is the root of the
Mind
the state of this organ determines a person's capacity to form meaningful relationships
Heart
lustre of the eyes shows the state of both
essence and mind
does the ethereal soul survive after death?
yes
does the corporal soul survive after death?
no
which is more physical: corporal or ethereal soul?
corporal
gives us determination and single-mindedness in pursuit of goals
Zhi
this word can be used to mean the appearance of things
shen
excessive excitement can damage the
Heart
this is an offshoot of the heart
tongue
the color, form and appearance of the tongue is controlled by the
Heart
This controls the sense of taste
Heart
Condition of this organ may cause stuttering or aphasia
Heart
Sweat is a type of
Body Fluid
Big bleeding, do not cause
sweating
Big sweating, do not cause
bleeding
excessive sweating associated with emotional tension is generally related to the
Heart
scorched smell reflects disharmony of the
Heart
if a bitter taste is experiences only in the morning after a bad night's sleep, this indicates
Heart-Fire
If a bitter taste is experienced all day, it is related to
Liver-Fire
does external heat affect the Heart or the Pericardium
Pericardium
all dream are related to the
Heart
Can the Heart be invaded by exterior Heat?
No
Our ability to make plans and have a sense of direction is dependent on the
Liver
It stores Blood
Liver
It ensures the smooth flow of Qi
Liver
It controls the sinews
Liver
It manifests in the nails
Liver
It opens into the eyes
Liver
It controls tears
Liver
It houses the Ethereal Soul
Liver
It is affected by anger
Liver
When a person lies down, blood returns to the
Liver
If the tissues are not nourished with blood, the person will feel
tired
If the skin and muscles are not well nourished by Blood, the body will be more prone to attacks from
exterior pathogenic factors
If Liver Blood is deficient, the periods will be
scanty
If Liver Blood is in excess, the periods will be
heavy
If Liver Blood is stagnant, the periods will be
painful
What are the 2 extraordinary vessels related to the uterus?
Ren Mai (Conception) and Chong Mai (Penetrating)
This point is very good for regulating menstruation and the Penetrating Vessel
LIV-3 Taichong
tremors or convulsions are seen as shaking of the
tendons
Liver function can affect the quality of the
Blood
Spoiled Blood can cause this kind of disease
skin
an inability to digest fats can be caused by
Liver-Qi stagnation
Tremors indicated the presence of
Liver-Wind
dark or purple nails indicates
Liver-Blood stasis
nails that are ridged, dry, brittle or cracked indicates
Liver-Blood deficiency
Blurred vision, myopia, floaters, color blindness or dry and gritty eyes may indicate
Liver-Blood deficiency
nystagmus
involuntary movement of eyes
eyeball that turns upward or moves involuntarily may indicate
Liver internal Wind
3 most important organs related to the eyes
Liver, Heart, Kidneys
Ethereal soul is Yin or Yang
Yang
vague feeling of fear at night before falling asleep due to
lack of rooting of the Ethereal Soul
frustration, rage, resentment are all forms of
anger
rancid meat smell from the axillae
Liver pathology
which better reflects Liver - left or right cheek?
left
A resolute organ
Liver
influences rising and growth
Liver
controls planning
Liver
regulating, balancing and harmonizing organ
Liver
loathes Wind
Liver
can cause convulsions
Liver
arises from the left side
Liver
timidity, lack of resolve, lack of courage, indecision is only manifestation of
Liver-Qi deficiency
headaches on the left side of the head are usually related to
Liver
headaches on the right side of the head are usually related to
Gallbladder
left side of the tongue usually represents the
Liver
right side of the tongue usually represents the
Gallbladder
help the Heart to circulate Blood
Lungs
They govern Qi and respiration
Lungs
They control channels and blood vessels
Lungs
They control diffusing and descending of Qi and Body Fluids
Lungs
They regulate all physiological activities
Lungs
They regulate Water passages
Lungs
They control the skin and the space between skin and muscles
Lungs
They manifest in the body hair
Lungs
They control nasal mucus
Lungs
They house the Corporeal Soul
Lungs
They are affected by worry, grief and sadness
Lungs
Sea of Qi comes out of the
Lungs
Big Qi is the same as
Gathering Qi
Tiredness, weak voice and slight breathlessness can be caused by
Weak Lung-Qi
the most external of the Yin organs
Lungs
the delicate organ
Lungs
controls circulation of Qi in both blood vessels and channels
Lungs
heavenly Qi is another name for
Air
governs Gathering Qi
Lungs
Mist
Upper Burner
if the cou li is too tight there will be no
sweating
if the cou li is too open there will be excessive
sweating
edema caused by the Lungs usually occurs in the
face
the lid
Lungs
Large Intestine receives power for defecation from the
Lungs
Lungs direct fluids down to the
Kidneys and Bladder
Prime Minister
Lungs
uppermost organ in the body
Lungs
which channel do we feel the pulse on?
Lung
Upper Source of Water
Upper Burner
The Lungs receive Body Fluids from the
Spleen
if Cou Li is open, there may be an invasion of
Wind
If Lung-Qi is weak, this Qi is also weak
Wei Qi
These points help to tighten the Cou Li space when treated with moxa
LU-9 Taiyan, BL-13 Feishu
doors of Qi
pores
abnormal diffusing of Lung Qi will result in body hair that is
dry and brittle
The nose is blocked when the Lungs are invaded with
Dampness
alae nasi
nostril skin flaps
Bleeding from the nose, loss of the sense of smell and rapid flapping of the alae nasi can be caused by
Lung Heat
Besides the Lungs, this organ also affects the sense of smell
Spleen
Lung Heat or Phlegm-Heat cause the nasal mucus to become
yellow and thick
pain and itching can be felt when this moves
Corporeal Soul
entering and exiting of essence is the
Corporeal Soul
If the lungs are affected by worry, sadness, or grief, the best points to treat are
LU-7 Lieque BL-42 Pohu
responsible for feelings and sensations
Corporeal Soul
worry does what to Qi
knots
sadness does what to Qi
depletes
How does Qi stagnation in the chest affect the breasts?
Breast lumps
pungent means
spicy
peppermint is what flavor
pungent/spicy
person with a weepy tone may have a
Lung deficiency
The Lungs are particularly invaded by
Wind-Cold
The Granary official from whom the five tastes are derived
Spleen
the pancreas could be related to which organ's function?
Spleen
It governs transformation and transportation
Spleen
It controls the ascending of Qi
Spleen
It controls the Blood
Spleen
It controls the muscles and four limbs
Spleen
It opens into the mouth and manifests in the lips
Spleen
It controls saliva
Spleen
It controls the 'raising of Qi'
Spleen
It houses the Intelect (Yi)
Spleen
It is affected by pensiveness
Spleen
Food Qi combines with air to form
Zong Qi
2 points good to tonify Spleen Qi for digestive problems
ST-36 Zusanli and SP-6 Sanyinjiao
what must always be treated when there is Dampness, Phlegm or edema?
Spleen
spleen is in which burner?
Middle Burner
is the ascending of Spleen-Qi only an upward movement?
No, includes all transportation and transformation
hold the Blood in the vessels
Spleen
Root of Post-Heaven Qi
Spleen
To tonify the Blood, always tonify the
Spleen
the most important organ for making menstrual Blood is the
Kidneys
For tiredness, what must always be tonified?
Spleen
There will be thirst and the muscles will be weak and atrophied
Spleen Heat
4 points for chronic tiredness related to Spleen-Qi deficiency
ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, BL-20 Pishu, BL-21 Weishu
If Spleen Qi is healthy, the lips are
rosy and moist
If Spleen-Blood is deficient, the lips are
pale
If Spleen has heat, the lips are
red and dry
If Spleen-Yin is deficient, the lips are
dry
lifts the organs
Spleen
short term memory is a function of
Kidney (Zhi)
long term memory is a function of
Heart (Shen)
memorization of work and study is dependent on
Spleen (Yi)
nostalgic hankering for the past would be considered
pensiveness
pensiveness knots Qi in which burner
Middle
A pale, dull yellow color indicates
Spleen deficiency
A rich, bright yellow color indicates
Damp-Heat
Best point to drain Dampness from the Lower Burner
SP-9 Yinlingquan
humming could indicate
Spleen deficiency
Loathes dampness
Spleen
Likes dryness
Spleen
is the origin of birth and development
Spleen
foundation for all the Yin and Yang energies in the body
Kidneys
Primary Yin and Primary Yang refer to
Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang
Kidney Yin is the foundation for what other organs?
Liver-Yin, Heart Yin, Lung-Yin
Kidney Yang is the foundation for what other organs?
Spleen-Yang, Lung-Yang, Heart-Yang
Kidney-Yin provides the material foundation for
Kidney-Yang
motive force for all physiological processes
Kidney-Yang
Store essence and govern birth, growth, reproduction and development
Kidneys
Produce Marrow, fill up the brain and control bones
Kidneys
Govern water
Kidneys
Control the reception of Qi
Kidneys
Open into the ears
Kidneys
Manifest in the hair
Kidneys
Control spittle
Kidneys
Control the two lower orifices
Kidneys
House the Will-power (Zhi)
Kidneys
Control the Gate of Life
Kidneys
Kidney Essence circulates in the
Eight Extraordinary vessels
Kidney Essence is derived from both
Pre-heaven essence and Post-heaven essence
this is in charge of hormonal changes in the body
Kidney-Essence
the concentration point of the Yang aspect of Kidney-Essence
Du-4 Mingmen
concentration point of the Yin aspect of Kidney-Essence
Ren-4 Guanyuan
sui
Marrow
Marrow includes
bone marrow, bone matrix, brain and spinal cord
2 points good for memory
BL-23 Shenshu and Du-20 Baihui
osteoporosis is the decline of
Kidney-Essence
3 points that can tonify Kidneys and nourish bones
BL-23 Shenshu, KI-3 Taixi, BL-11 Dashu
profuse and pale urination caused by gate being too open
deficiency of Kidney-Yang
scanty or dark urination caused by gate being too closed
deficiency of Kidney-Yin
drainage ditch
Lower Burner
intestinal function of separating fluids is under the control of
Kidneys
receives Qi from Lungs and holds it down
Kidneys
frequent cause of asthma
Kidneys cannot hold Qi down
premature grey hair
Kidney deficiency
front orifices
urethra and spermatic duct
rear orifice
anus
leaking orifices is caused by
Kidney-Qi deficiency
Point to strengthen Zhi (willpower)
BL-52 Zhishi
origin of Water and Fire
Kidneys
does the Minister Fire extinguish Water?
No, it can actually produce Water
If the Fire of the Gate of Life is deficient, then this Qi will suffer
Yuan Qi
If the Fire of the Gate of Life is deficient, the Heart cannot
house the Mind
putrid smells like
stagnant water
lumbago
low back pain
tobacco dries
Blood and Essence and can injure Kidney-Yin
Kidneys dislike
dryness
Does the heart have a Stream Transporting point?
No
high fever and delirium may mean the Pericardium is obstructed by
Heat
Which two organs share the same functions?
Heart and Pericardium
center of the thorax
Pericardium
patterns characterized by clinical manifestations along the chest channels, causing tightness, stiffness, distension and oppression or pain of the chest
Pericardium
particularly responsible for healthy relationships with other people in social, love and family relationships
Pericardium
Point that stimulates the mood and lifts depression
P-6
point that resolves Phlegm misting the mind
P-7
What organ houses the Mind besides the Heart?
Pericardium
from the 5 element perspective, the Minister Fire is the
Pericardium and San Jiao
From an internal organ perspective, the Minister Fire is the
Fire of the Gate of Life
Bao Luo
Uterus Channel
Bao Mai
Uterus Vessel
deficiency of Blood in the Pericardium may cause
scanty periods
Pericardium-Fire may cause
heavy periods
Blood stasis in the Pericardium may cause
painful periods
Bao Mai Uterus Vessels connects upwards with
Pericardium
governs coursing and discharge
Liver
stores the Blood
Liver
shu
enhance flow/to free/to eliminate
xie
outward movement
QiJi
Qi dynamic
thrives on orderly reaching
Liver
governs the sinews
Liver
opens at the eyes
Liver
governs fright
Liver
stands in interior-exterior relation with the Gall Bladder
Liver
allows Qi to flow
Liver
makes Qi flow
Lungs
contractile aspect of the muscle is considered
sinews
In order for the Liver to allow Qi to flow, it must be
loose and relaxed
like a stoplight
Liver
powers the car
Lungs
emotions are
movements of Qi
hates when things are congested
Liver
organ most affected by stress
Liver
governs the free flow of the Qi
Liver
treasures the Blood
Liver
Bai Shao Yao
Peony
sufficient Blood does what to the Liver
softens it
when Heart is filling the uterus with Blood, the Liver misses out on
Blood
during activity, the Blood is found
in the limbs
Where does the Liver store Blood?
Liver and Chong Mai
what besides the Liver stores Blood?
uterus
is Liver more important in men or women?
women because of menstruation
treating sinews can treat the
Liver
it's bloom is in the nails
Liver
the Hun being drawn inside and seeing inside refers to
dreaming
governs fright
Liver
fright means
startled and chaotic movement of Qi
many internal manifestation of Wind are associated with the
Liver
to treat Wind, first treat the
Blood
twitch is a manifestation of
Wind
holds the office of general whence strategies emanate
Liver
pushing through obstacles is the nature of
Wood/Liver
nails are the surplus of the
sinews
fluid is tears
Liver
internal Wind means
Qi out of control
migrating pains are often a manifestation of
Wind
holds the office of justice
Gall Bladder
Decisions emanate from the
Gall Bladder
Big Gallbladder
bold
Small Gallbladder
timid
small heart means
very focused and sure
little kids have small or big gallbladder
small
governs secretion of Bile
Gall Bladder
discovering true self/manifesting destiny
Zhi/Kidneys
energetic cooling field around the heart
Pericardium
Xin Bao
Heart Wrapper
phlegm turbidity
phlegm clouding the Pericardium
high fever and delirium
heat entering the Pericardium
holds the office of the sluices, it manifests as the waterways
San Jiao