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symptoms of a yin deficient consitution will appear like_

more yang in nature ie: redness, dryness. Prone to heat diseases and injury to muscles and tendons. Thin/thready pulse

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symptoms of a yang deficient consitution will appear like_

prone to cold/accumulation-type diseases. *cold congeals/constricts

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what are the three forms of dietary irregularities

1. cold, raw or unclean food,
2. voracious eating/overindulgence (especially in fatty, greasy, or sweet food)
3. voracious eating/overindulgence
4. overindulgence in alcohol and hot, spicy, food

4

what are the factors that effect constitution

diet, overwork/lack of exercise, sexual activity, social/emotional

5

what determines how well the body can defend against disease or susceptibility to disease

constitution

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phlegm and heat accumulation can occur when one lets what factor affect their constitution

pre-heaven/pre-natal constitution

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what pathologies can arise from poor diet

wind cold/wind heat, which may combine with damp

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physical overwork may lead to_

depletion of the KD leading to lumbar pain, seminal emission, weakness/lassitude

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mental overwork may lead to_

depletion of SP leading to digestive issues. May also lead to anxiety

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low back pain, knee pain, and heavy exercise are examples of

physical overwork that affects one's constitution

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what determines the body's basic state in the absence of illness

pre-heaven/pre-natal constitution

12

wood constitution

blue-green complexion, small head, long face, broad shoulders, straight back, weak body but flexible, quick, sinewey, does well in spring and summer, problems in fall and winter because of the cold, prone to frustration/anxiety, hard working, likes things orderly

13

fire constitution

thin face, pointy head, tend to be bald, creative, passionate, not materialistic, concerned about what other people think, tend to die young, slightly red complexion, thick back and spinal muscles, enlarged abdomen, sensitive in observation, not confident, good in summer and spring, not good in fall/winter

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earth constitution

thick muscles, slightly yellow complexion, big head, round face, nurturing, good in fall/winter, Not goot in spring, summer, friendly, can't say no,

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metal constitution

square jaw, slightly pale complexion, narrow back and shoulders, work seriously and efficiently, can be isolated, my way or the highway, incorruptable (mindset), decisive, good in fall/winter, don_t like spring/summer

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water constitution

dusky skin color, dark complexion, complexion may lack luster, big head, big abdomen, likes movement, long/flexible spine, can be isolating, philosopher, introverted, deep, fearless, fluid when they move, insipid, secretive, purposely deceptive,find solitude within themselves

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excessive sexual activity will_

deplete KD essence and weaken the constitution

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what are the two categories of nourishing fluids of the body

jin & ye. [Really - Jinye, one word] mutually convertible because fluids can move from one state to antother

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jin

liquid, thin, mobile, more superficial, yang. Found in the surface, ears, nose, mucous membranes, sweat, urine

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ye

humor, thick, less mobile, more internal, yin in nature. Lubractes bowels and viscera, CSF, joints

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what are the two types of fluid pathologies

damage to fluids and humer desertion

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damage to liquids (as a pathology)

minor depletion of fluids. Temporary vacuity. Sx: dryness (throat, tongue fur, lips, tongue, nose)

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humor desertion (as a pathology)

major damage or depletion of fluids. Damage to yin humor due to prolonged illness - slower treatment. Sx: same as damage to liquids but more pronounced.

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phlegm

a pathological bi-product of other etological factors

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once phlegm is produced, what can happen

it can cause dysfunction and disease

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phlegm will _____ along a continuum

congeal

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organs involved in fluid pathology

lungs: rule the qi and maintain the waterways through rhythmic downbearing of lung qi and movement of fluids through the san jiao
spleen: T&T of jing essence of food and fluids. Upbears clear with stomach and downbears turbid
kidney: seat of physiological function (source of metabolic activity). warming fxn turns fluid to urine

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two types of phlegm

external/substantial:that which we cough up or blow out of our noses, can be seen on the exterior of our body
internal: phlegm that accumulates on the interior of the body can sometimes be seen as nodules. (aka insubstantial, but not good translation because it is NOT insubstantial)

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phlegm misting the mind/orifices

sx: depression, anxiety, psychosis. If affecting orifices then one will not have a clear perception of world around them

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prolonged vision damages

blood

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prolonged lying down damages

qi

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prolonged sitting damages

flesh

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prolonged standing damages

bones

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prolonged walking damages

sinews

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factors that affect pre-heaven constitution

strength of parent's qi and jing, parents' ages, gestational nourishment, emotions of mother while developing child, regular and appropriate exercise, sexual activity, diseases during pregnancy, medication with teratogenic effect, recreational drug use

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any disease or defect or symptomology that a person is born with, or that develops early in life will be related to the strength and vitality of:

jing essence

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sleep and recreational drug use are examples of

social and lifestyle factors that effect one's constitution