Body Fluid

Body fluid is a general term used in Oriental Medicine which refers to body fluids such as tears, sweat, urine, gastric and intestinal fluids, as well as saliva, various mucous discharges, and sinovial fluids. 

 

Functions of Body Fluids

Clear and thin fluids are referred to as Jin and circulate in the exterior aspect of the body while thick and heavy fluids are referred to as Ye and circulate in the deeper aspects of the body. Sweat would be an example of Jin while sinovial fluid is an example of Ye.