The Relationship Between Blood and Body Fluid

Body Fluid and Blood are liquid nourishment for the whole body; both come from the essential substances of food and water. TCM acknowledges, “Body Fluid and Blood have a common source.” Blood is composed of Body Fluid and Nutritive Qi. The two supplement each other physiologically, and affect each other pathologically.

The Miraculous Pivot says, “If fluids are harmonized, they turn red and are transformed into Blood” .

Since Blood and Body Fluid come from the same source and nourish each other, the TCM treatments of Sweating and Bleeding are contradictory in practice. The Miraculous Pivot says, “If there is profuse bleeding, do not cause sweating; if there is profuse sweating, do not cause bleeding” .

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