The Chinese Spleen in scientific and psychosomatic Interpretation

Walburg Maric-Oehler , M.D.
President of the German Medical Acupuncture Society/DAGfA Bad Homburg, Germany

In Chinese medical tradition spleen is a very central organ which is not only deeply related with all the other Zang Fu but is also connecting quite different levels in its own functional sphere.

Modern science has given us many details such as ‘Self Organization’ (Maturana, Varela), ‘Dissipative Structures’ (Prigogine), ‘Basic Regulation’ (Pischinger/Heine) and ‘Peptid Research’ (Pert) which enable us to give a more acceptable scientific explanation of the traditional spleen functions and its Western psychosomatic interpretation.