Watershed Wellness podcast

Eric Grey introduces the Chinese medicine concept of organ systems

November 17, 2022 Season 2 Episode 11
Watershed Wellness podcast
Eric Grey introduces the Chinese medicine concept of organ systems
Show Notes

This is the first of a 13 episode series that will cover some rich and useful information about the Chinese medicine concept of organ systems. In this introduction to the series, Eric Grey discusses the basics of Chinese medicine symbolism with a particular focus on organ systems.

You'll learn about what makes the ancient Chinese way of looking at organ systems different from conventional biomedical ideas, and why that's important. This information will be useful as we unpack the 12 organ systems over the next 12 months.

You can use the links below to learn more about many of the concepts that Eric discusses. Most of those links are also available on our new library page on our website. However, we'll be adding to that page quite a bit over the course of this series, so revisit it often.

If you have any questions about this, or any information in any of our podcasts, don't hesitate to head over to our podcast page and ask a question using the contact form.

We look forward to sharing this fascinating and clinically relevant information with you!

  1. Basic overview of Chinese medicine foundational science (by Eric on the WW website)
  2. 7 Unique Facets of Chinese Medicine Organ Systems (old article by Eric on his Whole Life Practitioner website)
  3. A basic intro to the organ clock (by Eric on his Whole Life Practitioner website)
  4. The best version of the "Chinese organ clock" - this one by Heiner Fruehauf, he calls it a "holomap." We will reference this often during the series.
  5. Wikipedia page on "Yin Yang" which is referenced in this episode, take a look at the image for a good example of a symbol used in Chinese philosophy.
  6. A nice overview of the five phases, an important set of relational symbols related to the organ systems, from website TCMWorld.