Skin, Lung, and Heart

The human body is wise, like a small cosmic world, while the universe is a big cosmic world. In this small cosmic world, everything is connected as a whole from the Traditional Chinese Medicine’s(TCM) point of view.

TCM thinks that the human skin is closely related to human Qi and Blood circulations systems.

For example, between the human skin and lung:

“…When people are sad, their sadness depresses lung Qi, also dissipates Yin energy, and shows symptoms such as colds and coughs. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the lung is connected with the skin and hair; people with poor lungs have a deficiency of lung Qi and lack protection from the Qi of the skin. Not only does the skin lose its brilliance, but it is also particularly sensitive to allergies. Skin problems reflect lung problems, and lung problems are manifested on the skin. Skin allergies can be treated through the lungs, and massaging the skin can also treat lung problems…”

Between the human skin and heart:

“…Sweat is the liquid discharged from the skin after body fluid is vaporized by the transpiration of Yang Qi. The secretion and excretion of sweat also depend on the opening and closing effect of Qi on the body. When the skin sweat holes are open, sweat is excreted; when the sweat holes are closed, there is no sweat. Because sweat is transformed by body fluid, blood and body fluid come from the same source, so there is a saying that “sweat and blood have the same origin”.

      Sweat can reflect good or bad health, and it is wise to be vigilant when sweating is abnormal. Since sweat and blood are closely related in physiology, they also influence each other pathologically. As far as the relationship between sweat and blood is concerned, excessive sweating can drain blood and damage fluid. On the contrary, if the body fluid is weak and blood is insufficient, the source of sweat is insufficient. Excessive sweating consumes the Qi and Blood of the heart, so profuse sweating can also hurt people’s Yang Qi. On the contrary, when the heart’s blood is insufficient, it can also cause pathological sweating, spontaneous sweating, or night sweats…”

Does our #MotherEarth have her skin, lung, and heart? If she is having a fever on her skin, what happened to her body?


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