Chapter 6 from Beinfield

Chapter 6 from Beinfield - • Spleen generates&...

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Beinfield 6. Five-Phase Theory microcosm, humans embody all phases Organ Network has one dominant Phase sets of physiological & psychological functions not physical structure in anatomical location Yin Organs store Qi Yang Organs: digestion & elimination
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No visceral structures, yet have acupuncture channels Pericardium = active mechanism of Heart Heart harbors spirit & maintains conscious awareness; both Fire Phase Triple Burner (Heater) cavities: chest, abdomen, pelvis regulates metabolism & distribution of body fluids (except Blood) Water Phase
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Functions of Organ Networks Liver stores Blood & regulates Qi Heart prompts Blood; seat of consciousness
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Unformatted text preview: • Spleen generates & distributes nourishment • Lung receives & disperses Qi • Kidney stores Vital Essence • Brain & uterus “strange organs” outside of 5 Phases theory • Intensify Qi in channel at peak momentum • Disperse Qi prior to its peak strength • Keyed to time of day & seasons Diagnosis of disease with phases • Collapsed / deficient Organ too restrained • Deficiency moves along birth/support • Exaggerated / excess Organ beyond proper limits; hyperactivity • Excess migrate along control/restraint sequence • How far in sequence & how many Organ Networks affected? • Usually which 3 Organs affected?...
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