The Other Organs of TCM: 6 Extraordinary Organs

Five Seasons TCM

TCM has six additional organs! They are considered extraordinary for the fact that they function like a Yin Organ by storing essence and are non-excreting organs, but also have the shape of a Yang Organ, which is hollow. Find out how these organs contribute to the organ matrix.

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TCM Organ and Organ Imbalances

Five Seasons TCM

In TCM, the concept of “organs” is a little different from that of the biomedical perspective. TCM organs are not just physical parts of a body, but functional systems that can house imbalances, interact with each other, and signal the root causes of illnesses. We want to guide you to think about organs in a holistic way, instead of compartmentalizing them.

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Origins of Disease in TCM

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  TCM thought sees disease as disharmony; a disharmonious pattern between our bodies and our environment. Therefore, TCM aims to restore balance or homeostasis by... Western medicine sees disease in terms of biochemistry and bacteriology, not in terms of the harmony of the individual. It generally attempts to isolate  Disease factors are factors associated with origins of imbalance in the body. We have three main categories of disease factors which can be understood in the chart below.  The relationships between us and our environment may be divided into factors that are external: arising from our climate and environment, internal: arising...

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