Literally translated as "the sunny side of the mountain", Yang is one of the two fundamental polar forces that organise the universe. Yang manifests as form, light, warmth, and activity. It includes the functional activity of the body, and the generation of metabolic heat. The lack of Yang energy manifests in Cold and Dampness.

The Yang Organs transform matter, liberate essence, transport substance and discharge waste. The Yang Organs are the Gall Bladder (receives and releases bile), the Small Intestines (receives and transports digestate), the Stomach (receives, ripens, and transforms food and fluids), the Large Intestines (receives and releases solid waste), and the Bladder (receives and releases liquid waste).


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