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By Shane Young | October 15, 2018 |
Each season of the year, we look at an element and a pair of organs. The primary organ we focus on is the Yin organ, the Yang organ is also affected in any given season. During the Fall the primary organs we look at are the Lungs and Large Intestine. (Some of the functions of these organs are the same in western and Chinese medicine – some of them vary greatly)
The Large Intestine has a smaller function in Chinese medicine. Much of the digestive work we understand to be related to the LI in Western medicine are tied into other organs in TCM. obviously in charge of moving and letting go of the waste that has been processed in our bodies.
The Lungs are connected to the corporeal soul. We call this soul the Po. The po is very physical and of the body. It is the way that we sense things, smell things, hear things. It is very connected to our human experience. Babies for example are a great example, they are very po. They enjoy touching, tasting, putting things in their mouth. They are exploring the world anew through their physical senses. Additionally the corporeal soul is directly affected by emotions of grief, sadness and worry. When we are overburdened by these emotions and do not let them move through us they will restrict our breath. In opposition to that, we can breathe to help our bodies move through these emotions.
White Foods –
Fruits + Veggies –
Flavor – PUNGENT
1 tsp Oaktown Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon chips
Chop pear + slice ginger
Add to pot
Cover with water
Bring to boil
Turn down to simmer 15-30 min (look for water to be syrupy or the texture you want)
If you add in more fruit and water, the recipe will take 30+ minutes.
Drink the liquid gold + eat the fruit and ginger if you like! This recipe benefits the lungs and digestion which is perfect this time of year. Pears are incredibly moistening without being damp on the lungs which is perfect for this Fall dryness! Enjoy!!!
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