Zang-Fu

Patterns Identification According to Zang-Fu Organs

Zang Organs

Each organ system is in charge of very specific physiological functions and correspond to very specific aspects of the body. In addition, they each are related to each other in very particular kinds of ways. The Zang Organs are the "solid" organs and are Yin in nature. This chart provides an overview of the correlation's used within the Zang-Fu system of diagnosis.

Zang Organ

Related Fu Organ

Main Symptoms of Pathology (These symptoms would depend on which syndrome of pathology is involved with the organ)

Liver

Gallbladder

Hypochondriac discomfort and/or chest tightness, depression, anger, irritability, mood swings, visual problems, dizziness and vertigo, headaches, tendon problems, left-sided symptoms.

Heart

Small Intestine

Palpitations, chest discomfort, insomnia, anxiety issues, shyness, vascular problems.

Spleen

Stomach

Digestive problems, bleeding disorders, organ prolapse, weight problems, bowel problems, chronic fatigue.

Lungs

Large Intestine

Shortness of breath, cough, asthma, chest congestion, diseases of the skin, excessive sweating, poor immune system.

Kidney

Urinary Bladder

Reproductive and/or sexual disorders, low back pain, knee and/or leg weakness, hair loss, metabolic disorders, bone problems.

Pericardium

San Jiao

 

Fu Organs

Each organ system is in charge of very specific physiological functions and correspond to very specific aspects of the body. In addition, they each are related to each other in very particular kinds of ways. The Fu Organs are the "hollow" organs and are Yang in nature. This chart provides an overview of the correlation's used within the Zang-Fu system of diagnosis.

 

Fu Organ

Related Zang Organ

Main Function

Gall-bladder

Liver

Disorders of fear and/or shyness, insomnia, hypochondriac distention or discomfort, bitter taste in the mouth.

Small intestine

Heart

Deficiency syndromes related to deficiency syndromes of the spleen and excess syndromes are related excess syndromes of the heart.

Stomach

Spleen

Epigastric distention and/or discomfort.

Large intestine

Lung

Bowel disturbances or changes.

Urinary-bladder

Kidney

Any abnormalities in urination.

San-Jiao

Pericardium