Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine Through a Modern Lens

Although the way things are phrased in traditional medical texts seems strange or mystical, most of it translates quite well into modern language, if we take the time to understand. The observations made by physicians of the time may provide useful insights into how the body works and its systems integrate. The traditional texts were written thousands of years ago, most notably, in the Huangdi Neijing, 2600BC. All theoretical traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) organs will be in italics, and physical Western medicine (WM) organs in normal text, for the reader to distinguish the difference.