TCM DICTIONARY

All vital substances X

They are us and we are them, read about the vital substances according to Chinese Medicine. Qi, Blood, Essence, etc. Everything you need to know on each substance.

Blood (Xue) - Vital Substance

Blood (Xue) - Vital Substance

Blood is a red liquid rich in nutrition which circulates within the Blood vessels. It is different than the Western concept of blood in that its...

Body Fluids (Jinye) - Vital Substance

Body Fluids (Jinye) - Vital Substance

Body Fluids (Jinye) refers to all liquids in the body other than Blood. They are divided into two kinds: Jin and Ye. Jin are the clear, light and watery...

Essence (Jing) - Vital Substance

Essence (Jing) - Vital Substance

Jing - translated as Essence - is a substance that is the very foundation of life and the source of organic development. At different stages of our life,...

Mind (Shen) - Vital Substance

Mind (Shen) - Vital Substance

The Mind (Shen) , one of the vital substance according to Chinese Medicine, is the most subtle and non-material type of Qi. It refers to the overall...

Qi - Vital Substance

Qi - Vital Substance

In Chinese Medicine, Qi is the basis of all. A human body and mind are at their core Qi in its various manifestations interacting with each others. These...