Basics of Acupuncture by Dr. med. Gabriel Stux, Prof. Bruce Pomeranz MD, Ph.D (auth.)

By Dr. med. Gabriel Stux, Prof. Bruce Pomeranz MD, Ph.D (auth.)

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The lung is very sensitive to external climatic influences. Spleen Pi controls the digestion of food and is responsible for the intake of fluids. It assimilates the Qi from nutrition, and nourishes and moves the blood. The spleen governs the connective tissue and holds the organs in place. It opens to the mouth and is manifested in the lips. Liver Gan is responsible for the movement of all body fluids. It moves the Qi and stores the blood. The liver Qi controls the movements of the body and nourishes muscles and tendons.

C. the basic tenets of Chinese medicine were recorded in a classic work, the Huang Di Nei Jing, the Yellow Emperor's textbook of physical medicine. The Chinese doctors of ancient times had a traditional theory that was based on a philosophical view of nature. They saw man as an integral part of nature and in a state of intensive interaction with his environment. Nature is in a constant state of change and continuous development. The Chinese did not regard these developments as the work of a divine creator but as the expression of inherent conformity with a natural law, which they called Tao (pronounced Dao).

Large intestine, small intestine, stomach, urinary bladder, gallbladder and "Sanjiao". The functions of the Fu organs are similar to those in Western medicine. The 5 Yin organs are the Zang organs: lung, heart, spleen, kidney and liver. Pericardium is not considered as a Zang organ, but it has a channel. The traditional functions of the five Zang organs are described here: Heart Xin governs all other organs and regulates the flow of blood and Qi. It stores and rules the mental energy, the mind, and consciousness (Shen).

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