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TCM and lungs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the lungs govern Qi and respiration, and in particular are in charge of inhaling air. From the air, the lungs inhale “pure Qi" for the body when it combines with food-Qi coming from the Spleen (Lymphatic System). The lungs exhale “dirty Qi”. The constant exchange and renewal ensures proper functioning for the physiological processes. (Source: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists, Maciocia)

Answers become stories about interactions

TCM "echoes the logic of quantum physics, which suggests that we exist in a relative, process-oriented universe in which there is no objective world separable from living subjects. The essential questions cannot be resolved by measuring static things; rather, answers become stories about interactions and relationships." (Source: Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, Beinfield & Korngold)