In Chinese medicine the heart is considered to have two separate functions, two separate energetic qualities, two separate meridians:
the heart/mind that regulates emotions and acts as the dwelling place of the spirits, and the heart as governor of blood and the circulatory system - the system which connects and protects.
This volume looks closely at both these aspects of the heart fire element the relationships between the heart and the blood, the connections with the upper orifices and organs of perception, the emotions.
It explores the meridian pathways of both heart and pericardium, including a discussion of the main acupuncture points.
Translated from the original French by Madelaine Moulder.
Edited by Sandra Hill.