The relationship between Xin (心)and Gan (肝)

Xin  regulates both Blood circulation and its volume, while Gan  stores Blood like a reservoir. The two viscera, therefore, coordinate Blood circulation. Xin  regulates the activities of the Spirit. Gan  regulates dredging and dispersing, which adjust emotional activities to maintain a balance of health. The two viscera, therefore, also coordinate mental and emotional activities.

Deficient Xin -Blood and Gan -Blood often affect each other, leading to a pale complexion, palpitations, insomnia, blurred vision, and so on. The conscious mental activities of a person are controlled by Xin  and benefit from the smoothing function of Gan Xin  and Gan  often affect each other, as in the flaring-up of Fire of both viscera.

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