Daoist anatomy: gāo and huāng

huāng – the region between the heart and the diaphragm.

The meaning of gāo is the same.

In TCM, the phrase bìng rù gāo huāng – the disease has lodged in the gāo huāng – means that the disease has attacked the vitals, and is beyond cure. The story of how this came about is told in the Beijing Digital Museum of TCM.

Art of the Bedchamber by Douglas Wile - ISBN: 0791408868The Art of the Bedchamber: Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics by Douglas Wile. State University of New York Press; Reprint edition (13 Feb 1992) ISBN-10: 0791408868 p198

Within the passes are two points that are the seat of the congealed fluids within the body. The left is called gao and the right is called huang.


~ by scalambra on August 2, 2009.

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