FHN Complementary Medicine Monthly Newsletter October 2008
Wellness from the Eastern point of view
Oriental Medicine (OM) emphasizes the need for balance and harmony in the body in order to maintain health in all aspects of life. The key to health/wellness in oriental medicine is simplified into keeping five main systems/organs in balance. The five organ systems (Diet/Spleen, Emotions/Heart, Immunity/Lungs, Detoxification/Liver, and Spirit/Kidney) work together to perform physiologic functions in the body and interact and affect the other. This month we will focus on Diet/ Spleen function. In the months to come we will cover the rest.
The spleen organ system ( note it is more than just the named organ) in Chinese thought is in charge of all digestion. The spleen doesn’t like cold or damp food, as it is hard to assimilate. Raw foods in
There is much more to the spleen organ system than we just mentioned but those are some of the basics.
Drs. Glenn and Julie Smith