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#24: Spleen Organ Functions according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Updated: Aug 25, 2023



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In this episode we dive into the Functions of the Spleen Organ according to Traditional Chinese Medicine


Functions of the Spleen in TCM


Digestion and Absorption

According to TCM, the Spleen is responsible for transforming food and drink into Qi and Blood. It is also responsible for the absorption of nutrients and the removal of waste products. When the Spleen is functioning properly, it can extract the necessary nutrients from food and distribute them to the rest of the body.


Production of Qi and Blood

The Spleen is responsible for producing Qi and Blood, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Qi is the vital energy that flows through the body, while Blood provides nourishment to the organs and tissues.


Transportation and Transformation

The Spleen is responsible for the transportation and transformation of fluids in the body. It regulates the movement of fluids in the body and prevents the accumulation of fluids in the tissues.


Studying for the Acupuncture Board Exam

Here are the other ones you should be familiar with and be able to perform differential diagnosis for:

  1. Yin/Yang Theory

  2. Five Elements Theory (Wu Xing)

  3. Eight Principles

  4. Qi, Blood, Body Fluids Theory

  5. Channel Theory

  6. Organ Theory

  7. Six Stages Theory

  8. Four Levels Theory

  9. Triple Burner THeory

  10. Etiology Theory like External / Internal or Miscellaneous Causes of

God Bless and Happy Studying


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