How does Tibetan Medicine look at the process of metabolizing our food?
In Tibetan Medicine the body metabolizes the nutrients into an essence that substance and feeds the 7 bodily constitutes. Especially the digestion and excretion functions. The metabolism is interdependent to the physiological function of the Tibetan Medicine’s three humors. The three humors are rLung, mKhris-pa and Bad-kan. Translated as Wind, Bile and Phlegm and seven bodily sustainers are 1. Essential nutrients, 2 blood, 3 muscle tissues, 4 fat 5 bone 6 marrow 7 regenerative fluid. General description of rLung/Wind is that it is a subtle flow of energy out of the five elements (air, fire, water, earth and space) and it is most closely connected to air. However, it is not simply the air which we breath, or the wind in our stomachs it goes much deeper than that. Wind is like a horse and where the mind is the rider, and if there is something wrong with the horse the rider will not be able to ride properly. It is rough, light, cool, thin, hard, moveable. The general function of wind is t