The Chinese medical concept of indications and contraindications has no real equivalent in Western biomedicine. Pharmaceuticals are often contraindicated relative to specific conditions, such as avoiding anti-coagulants when there is risk of bleeding. However, in Western medicine there is no fundamental concept of physiology that describes a person’s overall make-up, and that includes treatments that […]
The Spleen manufactures Qi from the transformed essence of food and drink. In the Heart, this mixes with the extracted Qi of air and is transformed into Blood through a process known as red transformation.
The word “shen” means spirit in Chinese medicine. There is a global concept of Shen which reflects the quality of a person’s vitality and life force. Each organ also houses a particular Shen, such as the “zhi”, or will, for the Kidneys, and the “shen”, or spirit, for the Heart. Heart Shen is physiologically an […]