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WORKSHOP! The EARTH ELEMENT - Herbal Formulas for the Spleen -Digestion, The Immune System, & Blood Sugar.

The Role of the Spleen (Pi) in Traditional Chinese MedicineYin Organs Overview byand
The spleen (pi), of all the organs in traditional Chinese medicine, bears the least resemblance to its Western counterpart. The latter deals primarily with production and destruction of red blood cells and storage of blood. In traditional Chinese physiology, the spleen plays a central part in the health and vitality of the body, taking a lead role in the assimilation of nutrients and maintenance of physical strength. It turns digested food from the stomach into usable nutrients and qi. Entire schools of medicine were formed around this organ; the premise