Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we have 5 zang organs and the 6 fu organs. They are all internal organs, but they differ in functions and characteristics.

The main function of the 5 zang organs is “to store jing-qi (essence)” which is the refined food nutrient responsible for maintenance of life activities. The 5 zang organs include heart, lung, liver, spleen, and kidney.

The main function of the 6 fu organs is “to transport and transform food.” That means receiving and digest food, absorbing the nutrients and discharging the waste. That is why TCM has divided the internal organs into 2 distinct categories: the zang organs and the fu organs.

The practice of Qi Gong will support our zang organis and fu organs to work smoothly and store more Qi.