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The Pericardium

The "Spiritual Axis" in chapter 71 says "The Heart is the Ruler of the 5 Yin Organs and 6 Yang organs, it is the residence of the Mind and it is so tough that no pathogenic factor can take hold in it. If the Heart is attacked by a pathogenic factor, the Mind suffers, which can lead to death. If a pathogenic factor does attack the Heart it will be deviated to attack the Pericardium instead. For this reason, the Heart channel has no Stream Transporting Point".

The "Simple Questions" in chapter 8 says "The Pericardium is the ambassador and from it joy and happiness derive".

Functions

  1. Governs Blood (with the heart)
  2. Houses the Mind (with the heart)

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