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1

What is the relationship between zang fu and VITAL SUBSTANCES?

  • Heart - governs blood
  • Liver - stores blood
  • Lungs - govern qi & influence body fluids
  • Spleen - governs gu qi, holds blood, and influences body fluids
  • Kidneys - store essence and influence body fluids

2

What is the relationship between zang fu and SENSE ORGANS?

  • Liver - eyes
  • Heart - tongue
  • Spleen - mouth
  • Lungs - nose
  • Kidneys - ears

* The Back Shu point of the Yin organs affect the relevant sense organ *

3

What is the relationship between zang fu and SPIRITUAL ASPECTS?

  • Liver - Etheral Soul (HUN)
  • Heart - Mind (SHEN)
  • Spleen - Intellect (YI)
  • Lungs - Corporeal Soul (PO)
  • Kidneys - Will Power (ZHI)

4

What are the EXTERNAL MANIFESTATIONS of the zang fu?

  • Liver - nails
  • Heart - complexion
  • Spleen - lips
  • Lungs - body hair
  • Kidneys - hair

5

What is the relationship between zang fu and BODY FLUIDS?

  • Liver - tears
  • Heart - sweat
  • Spleen - saliva
  • Lungs - snivel (nasal mucous)
  • Kidneys - spittle (thick & turbid)

6

What is the relationship between zang fu and CLIMATES?

  • Liver - wind
  • Heart - heat
  • Spleen - damp
  • Lungs - dryness
  • Kidneys - cold

7

What is the relationship between zang fu and EMOTIONS?

  • Liver - anger
  • Heart - joy
  • Spleen - pensiveness
  • Lungs - worry (saddness)
  • Kidneys - fear

8

What is the relationship between zang fu and SOUNDS?

  • Liver - shouting
  • Heart - laughin
  • Spleen - singing
  • Lungs - crying
  • Kidneys - goraning

9

What is the relationship between zang fu and ODORS?

  • Liver - rancid
  • Heart - scorched
  • Spleen - fragrant, sweetish
  • Lungs - rotten, rank
  • Kidneys - putrid

10

What is the relationship between zang fu and TISSUES?

  • Liver - sinews
  • Heart - blood vessels
  • Spleen - muscles
  • Lungs - skin
  • Kidneys - bones

11

What are the functions of the YANG organs (fu)?

  • they do not store
  • constantly filled and emptied
  • transform and refine food
  • extract pure essences from food to store in yin organs
  • excrete waste products
  • recieve, move, transform, digest, excrete

12

What are the fucntions of the YIN organs (zang)?

  • store vital substances - qi, blood, essence, body fluids
  • they store only pure, refined substances which they recieve from fu after transformation from food

13

What are the functions of the heart?

  1. governs blood (gu qi transforms to blodo here)
  2. pumps and circulates blood
  3. controls blood vessels
  4. manifests in complexion
  5. houses the mind (shen)
  6. related to joy
  7. opens into the tongue
  8. controls sweat
  9. involved in menstruation 

14

What does a long thin crack on the midline of the tongue imply?

Profile for weak HT constitution and tendency towards emotional problems.

15

How does the HT govern blood?

  1. gu qi is transformed into blood in the HT
  2. HT controls the circulation of blood
  3. HT-blood influences menstrution indirectly (controls the downward movement of qi and blood)
  4. HT-blood houses the mind (shen)

16

Describe the 4 ways HT manifests in complexion.

  1. Dull Pale - HT blood deficiency
  2. Bright White - HT yang deficiency
  3. Purplish or Dark -  HT blood stasis
  4. Red - HT heat

17

What are the 5 HT-mind fucntions?

  1. mental activity (emotions)
  2. consciousness
  3. memory
  4. thinking
  5. sleep

18

The heart loathes _____?

Heat

19

The heart controls _____?

Speech

20

What is the function of the LV?

  • ensures smoth flow of qi (takes care of everyone)
  • stores blood (regulates volume of blood in the body, regulates menstration, and LV blood moisten eyes and sinews)

21

What does the LV control?

The sinews

22

What does the LV manifest into?

Nails

23

What does the LV open into?

Eyes

24

What does the LV house (the spirit name)?

Hun (Etheral Soul)

25

What emotion affect the LV?

Anger, rage, irritability and stress

26

Describe LV-blood and menstrutation correlations.

  1. LV-blood normal = regualr periods
  2. LV-blood deficient = scanty periods or ammenorrhoea
  3. LV-blood stasis = painful periods
  4. LV-blood heat = heavy periods

27

What is the # one LV-blood deficiency manifesting in eyes?

Floaters 

NOURISH LV TO INCREASE EYE FUNCTION

28

How does LV ensure smooth flow of Qi?

  1. Fascilitates descending of LU Qi
  2. Fascilitates ascending of SP Qi
  3. Fascilitates descending of ST Qi
  4. Fascilitates descending of SI/LI Qi

29

Descirbe the effect of LV and LV-blood on sinews.

  1. normal - supple sinews
  2. deficiency - cramps, numbness, tingling
  3. stasis - stiffening, rigidity, pain
  4. wind - tremors, convulsions, parkinsons

30

Describe the effects of LV on the eyes.

  1. LV-blood normal - good vision
  2. LV-blood deficiency - blurred vision, floaters
  3. LV yin deficiency - dry eyes
  4. LV-blood stasis - painful eyeball
  5. LV yang rising - watery eyes
  6. LV fire - bloodshot eyes, red, swollen, painful
  7. LV wind - eyeball moving

31

Whart is the taste of the LV?

Sour

32

Whart is the climate of the LV?

Wind

33

Whart is the sound of the LV?

Shouting

34

The LV influnces _____ and _____.

Rising & Growth

LV Qi promotes mooth flow of Qi in whole body

35

The LV loathes _____.

Wind

36

Whart is the smell of the LV?

Rancid

37

What are the functions of the LU?

  1. governs qi and respiration
  2. controls channels & blood vessels
  3. controls the diffusing & descending of qi
  4. regulates all physilogical activities
  5. regulates the water passages
  6. controls the skin & couli space

38

The LU manifests in the _____.

Body Hair

39

The LU houses the _____.

Corporeal Soul (PO)

40

The LU govern the _____.

Voice

41

The LU opens into the _____.

Nose

42

What are nasal/breathing pathologies associated with LU?

  • LU heat - phlegm (yellow/green mucous)
  • dryness - dry mucous in nasal cavity

43

The LU are affected by what 3 emotions?

  • worry
  • saddness
  • greif

44

The LU Controls the _____ to distribute blood and qi to extremities.  What point is this associated with?

  • Hundred Vessels
  • LU 9

45

The LU loathe _____.

Cold

46

How do the LU regulate the water passages?

  • diffusing body fluids to space between skin & muscles (cou li space)
  • descending body fluids to kidneys and bladder

47

What are the fucntions of the SP?

  1. governs transformation & transportation (main digestive organ in TCM)
  2. controls ascending of Qi (prolapse)
  3. controls blood (makes blood from Gu Qi - happens in HT) & holds blood in vessels
  4. controls muscles & 4 limbs

48

The SP manifests in the _____.

Lips

49

The SP controls _____ (body fluid).

Saliva (Xian)

50

The reason people would complain of tiredness and fatigue is becasue the SP will control the _____.

Muscles & 4 Limbs

51

The SP action to transform & transport food-qi is supported by _____. 

Kidney Yang

52

The SP houses the _____.

Intellect (Yi)

53

The SP loates _____.

Dampness

54

What are the functions of the KD?

  1. store essence
  2. govern birth, growth, reproduction & development
  3. produce masrow and fill up the brain + control bones
  4. govenr water
  5. controls the reception of qi
  6. ROOT OF ALL PHYSILOGICAL PROCESSES IN THE BODY

55

What is Tian Gui?

  • infused in menstural blood &moo sperm
  • special type of Qi 

56

How to KD control water?

  • gate that controls urination
  • influence lower burner excredtion of fluids
  • KD-yang influences intenstines capactity for separating and transforming fluids
  • recieve fluids from LU and send fluids to LU
  • KD-yang provices heat for SP to transform & transport fluids

57

KD opens into the _____.

Ears

58

What is the Gate of Life?

Ming Men Fire = motive force behind all functional activities of the body

  • root of origional qi
  • source of fire for all internal organs
  • warms the lower burner and bladder