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1 ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars 209: The Zang Fu: Introduction to the Organs NAMES Zang / Fu Solid / Hollow Yin / Yang Western Names Eastern Functions Little Overlap Capitalization Convention Spheres of Influence Complex System of Relationships Requires Only a Handful of Systems Clinically Effective Zang Fu Diagnosis Most Common Diagnostic Framework Combined with 8 Principles Substances 1

2 Primary Organ Diagnosis Any Organ s main job is easily & often affected by Any Disharmony within said Organ. Primary Organ Responsibilities Lungs Rule Respiration Spleen Orchestrates Digestion Heart - Stores the Shen Liver Spreads the Qi Kidney - Stores the Jing, Yin, & Yang Primary Organ Disharmonies Lungs OPI, Qi Xu, Yin Xu Spleen Qi/Yang Xu, Xue Xu, Dampness Heart - Xue Xu, Yin Xu, Xue Yu, Shen Disturbance Liver Qi Yu, Xue Yu Kidney Qi/Yang Xu, Yin Xu, Jing Xu 2

3 Organ Associations I Mainly Yin Organs - as per the 5 Elements Body Paired & Other Organs Meridians (many) Tissues, Orifices, Residues Mind Thoughts & Thought Process Spirit Interpretation Lungs Lg. Intestine Throat Nose Sinus Meridian Skin Fire Wood Earth Water Metal Organ Associations II Yin vs. Yang Organs Most Physiology & Pathologies Focus on Yin Organs Yang Organs Support Yin Organs Yin Organs and 5 Element Correspondences 3

4 Organs & Meridians I Associated Bilateral Meridians Share Name Some Pathology & Physiology Overlap Organs & Meridians II Yang Meridians Treat Channels Pain Along The Pathway Yin Meridians Treat Organs Wood Water Fire Metal Organ Pairing I Husband / Wife Internal/ External Some Very Close Relationships Earth Element Yin Organ Yang Organ Wood Liver Gall Bladder Emperor Fire Heart Sm. Intestine Minister Fire Pericardium San Jiao Earth Spleen Stomach Metal Lungs Lg. Intestine Water Kidney U. Bladder 4

5 Organ Pairing II Six Divisions Division (Ch.) Tai Yang Xiao Yang Yang Ming Tai Yin Jue Yin Xiao Yin Organs/Meridians U. Bladder Sm. Intestine Gall Bladder San Jiao Stomach Lg. Intestine Lungs Spleen Pericardium Liver Heart Kidney Organ Pairing III Six Divisions Progression of Disease Treatment of Pain Division (Ch.) Division (Eng.) Organs/Meridians Tai Yang Major Yang U. Bladder Greater Sm. Intestine Xiao Yang Yang Ming Tai Yin Xiao Yin Jue Yin Minor Yang Lesser Yang Brightness Effulgence Major yin Greater Minor Yin Lesser Terminal Yin Yielding San Jiao Gall Bladder Stomach Lg. intestine Spleen Lungs Heart Kidney Liver Pericardium ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars 209: The Zang Fu: Introduction to the Organs The Next 5 Classes Explore the Physiology & Pathologies of Each of the Major Organs LU/LI SP/ST HT/SI PC/SJ LR/GB KD/UB Then we ll move on to Meridians & Points 5

6 AcuPractice Seminars 209: The Zang Fu: Introduction to the Organs A. Names & Functions NOT equivalent to Western Organs B. Complex system of interrelationships C. Allows for work with all the aspects of an individual, within the context of just a handful of systems. D. While modern biology cannot fully explain this approach, there are countless generations of experience to attest to its efficacy. E. May Include some of the Western understanding F. Each Organ has a specific main job to perform. G. Many other associations for each Organ, 1. emotions, 2. thoughts, 3. other physical systems in body/mind/spirit 4. We will only address those associations that have clear clinical application, H. Our main focus is on the functions of the Yin Organs, 1. perform most of the jobs 2. For the most part the Yang organs support the Yin Organs in their operation. I. Meridians & Organs 1. Each Organ has an associated Meridian (bilateral) 2. Share the same name 3. Some overlapping application & duties a) Especially with Yin Organs & Meridians b) Yang Meridians generally don t treat associated Organs J. Paired Organs & Meridians 1. 5 element Pairs a) Yin pairs with Yang (aka Wife/Husband Relationship) b) LU / LI c) SP / ST d) HT / SI e) PC / SJ (TW, TH, TE) f) KD / UB (BL) g) LR (Liv) / GB b) Mainly Internal Relationship or Organs c) Also External Relationship of Meridians 11. Paired Meridians a) 6 Division Pairs! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 19

7 b) Yang Pairs with Yang 1) ST / LI (aka Yang Ming / Yang Brightness) 2) UB / SI (aka Tai Yang / Major Yang) 3) GB / SJ (aka Xiao Yang / Shao Yang / Minor Yang) c) Yin pairs with Yin 1) LR / PC (aka Jue Yin / Terminal Yin) 2) SP / LU (aka Tai Yin Major Yin) 3) KD / HT (aka Xiao Yin / Shao Yang Minor Yin) d) Mainly External Relationship of Meridians e) Also Internal Relationship or Organs! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 20

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