Introduction to the Chinese Organ Networks
For the last 14 years, Heiner Fruehauf has led a research project decoding the ancient Chinese science linking macrocosm and microcosm, which so crucially informed the original definition of the 12 organ networks of classical Chinese medicine.
SMALL INTESTINE: In “Are We What We Eat?” we discuss the Small Intestine function, the organ network involved in making choices–what to eat, what to absorb of what we ate, what thoughts to entertain, what situations to engage in. When the Small Intestine function is healthy, we make choices that are true to our deeper nature, and therefore lead to real happiness and fulfillment.
TRIPLE WARMER: This program features the elusive Triple Warmer Organ Network–perhaps the least understood of the Chinese organ systems. While not easily associated with any specific physical organ, the Triple Warmer functions are related to warmth, water metabolism, and networking throughout the body. Aspects of nervous and endocrine system functioning are likely involved.
PERICARDIUM: This discussion focuses on the functions of the Pericardium Organ Network–the system responsible for protecting our heart and allowing for true intimacy.
GALL BLADDER: In this episode we feature the Gall Bladder Organ Network–which enables us to make clear, grounded decisions “on our feet”. Join us for a discussion of how to optimize this and the other Gall Bladder functions.
BLADDER: This show is a continuation in our cycle of presenting the organ functions of Chinese medicine. Heiner discusses how ancient symbol scientists described the functioning of what is arguably the body’s most mystical and esoteric channel network, namely the Bladder. It orchestrates the setting of boundaries, the storage of essence, and the raising of bioelectricity along the spine to feed the processes of mental clarity, personal evolution, and enlightenment.
LIVER: Join us for a discussion of the Liver Organ Network and its associated characteristics and functions. In Chinese medicine terms, the liver is understood to store the “blood”, facilitate a smooth flow of virtually all of the body substances, serve as the root of prenatal energy in women, and control the “tendons”. Individuals with healthy functioning of the Liver Organ Network tend to be emotionally stable, able to work hard and steadily, and serve as excellent strategic planners.
More in-depth video presentations (each 2-3 hours long) of the Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, and Small Intestine are available for members in the Associates Forum.
True Nature Radio is an online radio program sponsored by the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine.
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