"Blood" is a nourishing, liquid, Yin substance, similar to but not identical with the Western concept of blood. Blood transmits nourishment and provides the material matrix for mental and emotional life and harmony. It is said that "Blood Houses the Mind, and Calms the Spirit". Blood is generated by the Spleen, stored by the Liver, and transported by the Heart.



Calvin Dale Smith, BA, MSc, R-TCMP, R-Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner
Riverside Acupuncture and Wellness Centre
2211 Riverside Dr., Suite 106
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X5