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".
Questions" in chapter 8 says "The Pericardium is the
ambassador and from it joy and happiness derive".
Governs Blood (with the heart)
the Mind (with the heart)
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