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Emotions, Desires and Physiological Fire in Chinese Medicine, Part One: The Pericardium and Lifegate

  title={Emotions, Desires and Physiological Fire in Chinese Medicine, Part One: The Pericardium and Lifegate},
  author={Mary Garvey},
  journal={Australian journal of acupuncture and Chinese medicine},
  • M. Garvey
  • Published 19 September 2012
  • Medicine
  • Australian journal of acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Chinese medicine's concept of qi mediates between a person's mental-emotional life and the physiological processes producing and maintaining the body form. The pathogenic potential of human emotions and desires figured prominently in China's ancient medical and philosophical texts and, more than any other type of qi, the sovereign and minister fire embody the influences and relationships between mental, emotional, sensory and physiological activities. Contemporary traditional Chinese medicine… 



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