July 2009

Did you know, Chinese medicine believes that every part of the human body is inter-related with each other. This is in accordance to the basic principles of the 5 elements and meridian study. Because of this, if any of the five senses experience any discomfort sensations, it is indicative of disease changes in either one or two internal visceral organs (heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney), thereby reflecting in its external symptoms.

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Chinese medicine considers the Spleen’s main function to be assisting the Stomach’s function of digestion, by transporting and transforming food essences, absorbing the nourishment from food and separating the usable from the unusable part of food. The Spleen organ is central in the production of Qi (energy). It extracts Food-Qi from food and drink and this is the basis for the formation of Qi and blood.

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