Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Third Treasure- Shen 神

Shen is a treasure all onto its own. The closest translation of Shen is “Spirit” or “Mind”. From TCVM perspective, a healthy Shen represents healthy emotional balance- Inner Peace. Contrary to Western belief, Shen resides in the Heart and requires the support form Heart and Blood to stay healthy. Disturbance of Shen leads to nervousness,… Continue reading The Third Treasure- Shen 神

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The 5 Elements and 5 Treasures

The 5 elemental organ systems are also connected to each other through their functions with the 5 Treasures. I will get into the 5 Treasures in details in a later post. The 5 Treasures The 5 treasure are blood (血), essence/Jing (精), spirit/mind/Shen (神), body fluid (津液), Qi (氣) The 5 treasures are governed, transformed,… Continue reading The 5 Elements and 5 Treasures

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Putting it together- Yin Yang, Zang Fu and the 5 Elements

Studying the Yin Yang first and then the 5 elements theory, my brain was spinning around. While each theory makes sense in its own merit, there is a part of me that goes- make up your mind! How do you know which theory to follow in which situation in a clinical setting? Yes I am… Continue reading Putting it together- Yin Yang, Zang Fu and the 5 Elements