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.

References:
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.

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~ by scalambra on August 2, 2009.

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