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Worrying, Studying, Sugar, and your “Spleen” by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 9:34pm Apparently, they had stressed-out students in ancient China, too.  Chinese medical theory devotes a good amount of attention to how learning and thinking affect the function of organ systems, and vice versa.  The organ system most affected by academic activities is the Spleen (in ancient texts, thinking was not really attributed to the brain; ... Read on »
The spleen's jobs by Jeremy Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:18pm 1 Comment The spleen is an odd-shaped organ that lies hidden away behind our ribs, posteriorly, on our left sides. It's functions are threefold: Red blood cell 'quality control' - the arterioles of the spleen mostly empty into a series of splenic cords. These lack an endothelial lining, and consist chiefly of a loose array of reticulin (a type of ... Read on »
Lupus and Spleen Chi (Qi) by Toni Kaste Posted Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:00am I have been investigating more about Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Macrobiotics. Something that has been coming up with many acupuncturists and books I read and holistic people that I meet is that Lupus causes low spleen chi (qi). Warm foods and root vegetables are said to correct this in TCM. So in TCM no matter how much raw food y ... Read on »
An Evaluation of Yin (raw) foods and the Spleen by Dhrumil Purohit Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 5:46pm As a high percentage raw foodist and Chinese Tonic herbalist, I have studied the view held by Chinese health practitioners on high-raw diets and its affects on the functions of the ‘spleen’, by which they refer to the system that governs digestion and nutrient assimilation, and includes the stomach, pancreas, duodenum and ... Read on »
The Spleen Routine by Marissa V. Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 12:00am Today, for the first time, probably ever, I thought about my spleen. Part of the lymphatic system, the spleen is located in the abdominal region and is about the size of a fist. It aids in adaptation, nourishment and support. According to an article I read in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, a strong, well-developed spleen means that it is mor ... Read on »
Spleen Cells Tied to Damage of Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Study by HealthFinder Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00pm healthnewslink If confirmed, findings may change focus of some treatments, researchers say. THURSD ... Read on »
Supporting the Spleen with Chinese Nutrition Therapy by Kim Christensen Posted Fri 19 Nov 2010 5:00am This is an updated and combined repost of three articles I wrote for the blog Lymenaide,  originally posted on in January and February 2010.  If you have Lyme Disease, or have a love one with Lyme, I highly recommend Lymenaide!  Started by Ashley Von Tol and featuring three other contributing writers (myself included) it is an amazing source o ... Read on »
Red Root and Babesia: Tonic for Liver, Spleen and Lymph by lymeunderground Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 12:00am Red root is used in Babesia treatment because it is one of the best herbs for reducing inflammation in the liver and spleen, as well as stimulating lymph system drainage. It also helps to stimulate the immune response ... Read on »
Why do you get a big spleen in hereditary spherocytosis? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 27 May 2013 3:16pm Q. Why is there splenomegaly in hemolytic anemias with intravascular hemolysis? For example, in hereditary spherocytosis, where there is intravascular hemolysis, why is the spleen big? Is it that both types of hemolysis, occur and it’s just that intravascular is increased a little bit more than extravascular? A. The like ... Read on »
Splinogardoumo - spleen sausage (Σπληνογάρδουμο) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Nov 2013 12:00am I recently saw a photo of a dish that I have not enjoyed in a long time... not for at least 15 years. It made me realise that I would no longer be able to savour this dish in our times. Even if I wanted to make it, I cannot. And yet, I used to help my mother make this dish, from a very young age, throughout my teens. The way the world has cha ... Read on »