Foundations of TCM 1: Organ Functions
Terms in this set (90)
Army General (controls planning)
Liver main function 1
liver main function 2
controls the smooth flow of Qi
liver main function 3
controls tendons and ligaments
Liver controls biological
Liver controls hormones and
Liver deficient dreams
wood or trees or fragrant mushrooms
liver excess dreams
Liver is a
Liver controls regulation and
Liver problems can cause
Liver Qi arises from
Imperial Carriage Roof
Lung main function 1
govern Qi and respiration
Lung main function 2
Lung main function 3
controls channels and blood vessels
Lung main function 4
controls dispersing and descending
Lung main function 5
regulate water passage
into the nose
Lungs manifest in
Lung excessive dreams
Lung deficient dreams
White objects or KILLING
Lungs control 100
dryness and cold
Lung Qi descends from
the right side
Lungs control the volume
of the voice
Granary Official (FDA)
Spleen main function 1
governs transformation of food and water and transportation of food essence
Spleen main function 2
Spleen and stomach are the sources of
Qi and blood
Spleen main function 3
controls muscles and limbs
Spleen main function 4
controls raising of Qi
Spleen opens into
Spleen manifests in
Spleen deficient dreams
Hunger OR building a house/construction
Spleen excess dreams
singing and feeling very heavy
body fluids for stomach
Spleen is the root of the
post-natal organ/acquired Qi
birth, growth, and development
Kidney main function 1
Kidney has the most
connection to internal organs
Kidneys are the root of
12 internal organs
Kidney main function 2
govern birth, growth, and development
kidney main function 3
Both liver and the kidneys control ________________. If deficiency, ______________________.
If excess, ___________________________.
the endocrine system.
Kidneys are the most important organ for
Liver is the most important organ for
Kidney main function 4
generate marrow, fill up the brain, and control bones
What organ is the sea of marrow?
Lungs receive ____________ from Spleen
Wei Qi, waste, and fluids
Kidney control the opening and closing
of urine gate
Kidney main function 5
control reception of Qi
Lungs __________________ respiration, while kidneys ______________ respiration.
Kidney main functions 6
control 2 lower orifices
Kidney opens into
Kidney manifests in
Zhi (will power)
Kidneys are the root of
Lungs are the ____________ source of water, kidneys are the ________________ source of water.
The _________________________ is the residence of the kidneys.
Kidneys have no ___________________ type.
Kidney weakness dreams
lounging in water after a shipwreck
winter - swimming and scared
Heart/Small Intestine Physiological relationship
mutually supported. If SI works well, it sends more to the H.
Heart/Small Intestine Pathological relationship
anxiety and panic attack
Liver/Gallbladder Physiological relationship
both work together to control tendond and ligaments
Liver/Gallbladder Pathological relationship
All liver problems will eventually affect the GB and vice versa
Lungs/Large Intestine Physiological relationship
descending of the Lung Qi helps the descending of the LI Qi (bowel movement)
Lungs/Large Intestine Pathological relationship
lung Qi rebelling or stagnation will affect the function of the LI causing constipation
SP is __________ earth, while ST is ______________ earth.
SP Qi ___________ while ST Qi _______________.
SP is averse to _____________ and prefers __________________.
ST prefers __________________ and is averse to ___________________.
If SP is too damp, it cannot
send food essence to upper jiao organs.
If ST is too dry, it cannot
send contents to next yang organ (SI)
SP tends to suffer from __________________, while ST tends to suffer from ____________________
If both are deficient, SP is more ____________________ deficiency, while ST more ___________________ deficiency.
Kidney controls opening and closing of ______________ and sends fluid to the ___________________ for recycling, while BL holds _______________ and keeps ____________________ clean.
Kidney/BL pathological relationship
All excess of KI are due to BL disorders/BL deficiencies are due to kidneys.
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