TCM GLOSSARY - BREAKING DOWN TCM TERMINOLOGY

<html><head><meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" /><style> .accordion { background-color: #fff; color: #000000; cursor: pointer; padding: 18px; width: 100%; border: none; text-align: left; outline: none; font-size: 18px; transition: 0.4s; } .active, .accordion:hover { background-color: #EFDBCE; } .panel { padding: 0 18px; display: none; background-color: white; overflow: hidden; } </style></head><body> <h2>Accordion</h2> <button class="accordion">Damp</button> <div class="panel"> <p>In TCM dampness comes from a failure to burn off or transform moisture in the body. It is nearly always associated with a weak Spleen, often with a weak Kidney and sometimes a weak Lung – all from a Chinese Medicine perspective. In nature, dampness soaks the ground and everything that comes in contact with it, and stagnation results.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Fertility</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Chinese medicine approach focuses on maximising one's fertility through balance in a TCM perspective. When a woman has difficulty conceiving, it is usually the result of some gradual, long-term changes to her body.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Heat</button> <div class="panel"> <p>As in nature, heat causes expansion and in­creased activity. When out of balance, heat can lead to irritability, fever, and inflammatory conditions in the body.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Holistic</button> <div class="panel"> <p>That which pertains to the whole person, including physical, mind, body, and spirit, while taking social factors into consideration.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Imbalance</button> <div class="panel"> <p>a situation in which the balance between two things is not equal or fair</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Libido</button> <div class="panel"> <p>In TCM, low libido and poor sexual function are often seen as an imbalance of Yin (female energies) and Yang (male energies), particularly as they relate to the Kidney organ-meridian system.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Phlegm</button> <div class="panel"> <p>This describes a more sticky manifestation of dampness. It often lodges in particular organs and combines easily with heat or cold. Phlegm or mucus congeals and obstructs our functioning.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Qi</button> <div class="panel"> <p>(pronounced as Chi)- Qi is an invisible energy force that flows freely in a healthy person, but is weakened or blocked when a person is ill. The illness is a result of the blockage, rather than the blockage being the result of the illness. In acupuncture, the Qi is manipulated through acupuncture points. Qi must be in constant movement, and must move in the correct direction for good health.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Shen</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Shen in traditional Chinese medicine means “Spirit" or "Mind", and implies our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, and our "presence".</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Stagnation</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Stagnation is a term used in Chinese medicine when Blood and Qi are not moving freely through the channels creating blocks of energy that lead to pain and disease.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">TCM</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Traditional Chinese Medicine</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Therapeutic</button> <div class="panel"> <p>TCM uses different therapeutic methods, such as mind-spiritual methods, natural methods (acupuncture). These therapeutic methods are characterised by fewer side effects since they are natural healing.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Ying</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Two forces in the universe, according to a Chinese theory; Yin is negative, dark, and feminine force.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Yang</button> <div class="panel"> <p>Two forces in the universe, Yang is the positive, bright and masculine force.</p> </div> 5 ELEMENTS - The five elements or five phases, are aspects of Qi: <button class="accordion">Earth Meridians - Stomach/Spleen</button> <div class="panel"> <p>When people have weak Earth Qi, they can be worriers and meddlers. They are prone to pensiveness.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Fire Meridians - Heart, Small Intestines, Pericardium, Triple Warmer</button> <div class="panel"> <p>When the Fire Qi is weak, a person may be lackluster or bland. They may suffer from anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Metal Meridians - Lungs/Large Intestines</button> <div class="panel"> <p>A person with Metal Qi imbalance may be grief-stricken, steeped in sadness. They may be overly critical. They may have trouble letting go.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Water Meridians - Kidneys, Bladder</button> <div class="panel"> <p>When the Kidney Qi is weak, there can be problems with water metabolism, urination, fertility, or sexuality. This person could be anxious, fearful, and withdrawn, and in more severe cases, phobic.</p> </div> <button class="accordion">Wood Meridians - Liver/ Gallbladder</button> <div class="panel"> <p>When the wood Qi is weak, people can be indecisive, without strong direction in life, and stuck.</p> </div> <script> var acc = document.getElementsByClassName("accordion"); var i; for (i = 0; i < acc.length; i++) { acc[i].addEventListener("click", function() { this.classList.toggle("active"); var panel = this.nextElementSibling; if (panel.style.display === "block") { panel.style.display = "none"; } else { panel.style.display = "block"; } }); } </script></body></html>

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