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The Liver

The "Simple Questions" says in chapter 8 that "The Liver is like an army's general from whom the strategy is derived".

Functions

  1. Stores Blood.
  2. Ensures the smooth flow of Qi.
  3. Controls the sinews.
  4. Manifests in the nails.
  5. Opens into the eyes.
  6. Houses the Ethereal Soul.

Liver Pathologies

  XU
BOTH XU and SHI FEATURES
SHI
HEAT

LIV YIN XU

LIV YIN XU WITH LIV YANG RISING

LIV FIRE FLARING UP

DAMP-HEAT IN LIV/GB

EXTREME HEAT GENERATES WIND

LIV YANG TRANSFORMS INTO WIND

NEITHER HEAT NOR COLD

LIV BLOOD XU

LIV BLOOD XU GENERATES WIND

LIV QI STAGNATION

COLD

 

  COLD STAGNATION IN THE LIV CHANNEL

Pathology Flowchart

Click on the following image for a flowchart of Liver Pathologies.

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