Earth Element, Spleen And Stomach Functions

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Earth Element, Spleen and Stomach Functions.   Answer the following questions - no capital letters.  


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  • 1. 

    The colour associated with the earth element is?

    Explanation
    The earth element is often associated with the color yellow. This is because yellow is commonly seen in nature, such as in the color of sand, soil, and rocks. Additionally, yellow represents stability, grounding, and nourishment, which are qualities often associated with the earth element.

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  • 2. 

    The sound associated with the earth element is?

    Explanation
    The sound associated with the earth element is singing because singing is often associated with the grounding and stabilizing qualities of the earth. Singing can create a deep resonance and connection with the earth, symbolizing a sense of rootedness and stability. Additionally, singing can also evoke a sense of harmony and balance, which aligns with the earth element's qualities of nurturing and support.

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  • 3. 

    The odour associated with the earth element is?

    Explanation
    The earth element is often associated with a pleasant and soothing fragrance. This can be observed in nature, where the smell of fresh soil, flowers, and plants is commonly perceived as fragrant. The earth element represents stability, grounding, and nourishment, and the presence of a pleasant smell further enhances these qualities. Therefore, "fragrant" is the correct answer in relation to the odour associated with the earth element.

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  • 4. 

    The emotions associated with the earth element are?

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Worry

    • C.

      Sympathy

    • D.

      Empathy

    • E.

      Over-thinking

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Worry
    C. Sympathy
    E. Over-thinking
    Explanation
    The emotions associated with the earth element are worry, sympathy, and over-thinking. Worry refers to feeling anxious or concerned about something, sympathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, and over-thinking is the act of excessively analyzing or dwelling on a situation. These emotions are commonly associated with the earth element, which represents stability, groundedness, and practicality.

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  • 5. 

    The power associated with the earth element is?

    • A.

      Stability

    • B.

      Harvest

    • C.

      Mother

    • D.

      Flower

    • E.

      Birth

    Correct Answer
    B. Harvest
    Explanation
    The power associated with the earth element is harvest. Earth is often associated with fertility and abundance, and harvest represents the culmination of growth and the gathering of crops. It symbolizes the earth's ability to provide sustenance and nourishment, making it a fitting power for the earth element.

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  • 6. 

    The climateassociated with the earth element is?

    Correct Answer
    damp
    dampness
    Explanation
    The climate associated with the earth element is characterized by dampness. This means that the climate is humid and moist, with a high level of moisture in the air and on the ground. This type of climate is often found in regions with abundant rainfall or near bodies of water. The damp climate is conducive to the growth of vegetation and supports a variety of plant and animal life.

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  • 7. 

    The taste associated with the earth element is?

    Correct Answer
    sweet
    Explanation
    The taste associated with the earth element is sweet. In traditional Chinese medicine, the earth element is associated with the spleen and stomach, which are responsible for digestion and nourishment. Sweet taste is believed to strengthen these organs and promote their functions. Additionally, sweet taste is often associated with grounding and stability, which are qualities associated with the earth element. Therefore, sweet taste is considered to be the taste associated with the earth element.

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  • 8. 

    Patterns arising from Earth energy out of balance include some of the following. 

    • A.

      Worry and anxiety in social situations

    • B.

      Over-helping others and not meeting own needs

    • C.

      Inability to take in respect

    • D.

      Over-anticipating future events

    • E.

      Overly concerned that own needs are not being met

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Over-helping others and not meeting own needs
    E. Overly concerned that own needs are not being met
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that patterns arising from Earth energy out of balance include over-helping others and not meeting one's own needs, as well as being overly concerned that one's own needs are not being met. This implies that when the Earth energy is out of balance, individuals tend to prioritize the needs of others over their own, neglecting their own well-being. They may also become excessively worried and preoccupied with the idea that their own needs are not being taken care of.

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  • 9. 

    The Spleen is responsible for the following in respect to qi and fluids. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    transformation
    transportation
    transformation and transportation
    yun hua
    Explanation
    The Spleen is responsible for the transformation and transportation of qi and fluids in the body. It plays a crucial role in converting food and drink into qi and transporting it to the organs and tissues. This process ensures proper digestion, absorption, and distribution of nutrients throughout the body. Additionally, the Spleen is also responsible for the transformation and transportation of fluids, helping to regulate moisture levels in the body. The term "yun hua" refers to the combined function of transformation and transportation performed by the Spleen.

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  • 10. 

    The Spleen controls which substance?

    Correct Answer(s)
    blood
    xue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "blood, xue." In traditional Chinese medicine, the concept of "xue" refers to the blood and its functions. The spleen is believed to play a role in controlling and regulating the blood. It is responsible for producing and storing blood cells, as well as filtering and removing old or damaged blood cells. Therefore, the spleen controls the substance of blood, or "xue," in the body.

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  • 11. 

    The Spleen dominates:

    • A.

      The muscles and the four limbs

    • B.

      The abdomen

    • C.

      The skin

    • D.

      The legs

    • E.

      The teeth

    Correct Answer
    A. The muscles and the four limbs
    Explanation
    The spleen is responsible for dominating the muscles and the four limbs. This means that it plays a crucial role in the functioning and control of the muscles throughout the body, as well as the movement and coordination of the four limbs. The spleen helps to regulate the flow of blood and energy to the muscles and limbs, ensuring their proper functioning and strength.

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  • 12. 

    The Spleen opens into the:

    • A.

      Four limbs

    • B.

      Ears

    • C.

      Mouth and lips

    • D.

      Small intestine

    • E.

      Nose and mouth

    Correct Answer
    C. Mouth and lips
    Explanation
    The spleen does not directly open into any specific part of the body. It is an organ located in the upper left side of the abdomen, and it is connected to the circulatory system through blood vessels. It plays a role in filtering blood and removing old or damaged red blood cells. Therefore, the answer "mouth and lips" is incorrect and does not provide an accurate explanation of the spleen's function or location.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are true about the Spleen?

    • A.

      Spleen Houses Yi/Thought

    • B.

      Spleen raises qi

    • C.

      Spleen qi descends

    • D.

      Spleen governs transformation and transportation

    • E.

      Spleen stores blood

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Spleen Houses Yi/Thought
    B. Spleen raises qi
    D. Spleen governs transformation and transportation
    Explanation
    The Spleen is believed to house Yi/Thought, which means that it is associated with the intellect and mental processes. It is also responsible for raising qi, which refers to the energy or vital force in the body. The Spleen governs transformation and transportation, meaning that it plays a role in digesting and absorbing nutrients, as well as distributing them throughout the body. However, there is no mention of the Spleen storing blood in the given options.

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  • 14. 

    Stomach qi is at its stongest

    • A.

      Between 7 and 9 pm

    • B.

      Between 9 and 11 am

    • C.

      Between 9 and 11 pm

    • D.

      Between 7 and 8 am

    • E.

      Between 7 and 9 am

    Correct Answer
    E. Between 7 and 9 am
    Explanation
    Stomach qi is believed to be at its strongest between 7 and 9 am. Qi is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine that refers to the body's vital energy. The stomach is associated with the Earth element and is responsible for digestion and nourishment. According to the principles of Chinese medicine, the body's organs have specific times of day when they are most active and energetically balanced. Therefore, between 7 and 9 am is considered the optimal time for the stomach to perform its functions efficiently.

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  • 15. 

    The direction of Stomach qi is:

    • A.

      Upwards and outwards in all directions

    • B.

      Upwards

    • C.

      Outwards

    • D.

      Downwards

    • E.

      Downwards and inwards

    Correct Answer
    D. Downwards
    Explanation
    The correct answer is downwards because the stomach is responsible for receiving and digesting food. It needs to move the food downwards into the intestines for further digestion and absorption. Additionally, the downward movement helps prevent the regurgitation of stomach acid back into the esophagus, which can cause discomfort and heartburn.

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  • 16. 

    Stomach in the origin of:

    Correct Answer
    fluids
    jinye
    Explanation
    The stomach is the origin of fluids and jinye. The stomach produces various fluids such as gastric acid, enzymes, and mucus, which are essential for the digestion of food. Jinye, on the other hand, is a term used in traditional Chinese medicine to refer to the body fluids that nourish and moisten the organs. Both fluids and jinye play crucial roles in maintaining the proper functioning of the digestive system and overall health.

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  • 17. 

    The stomach likes

    • A.

      Cold

    • B.

      Dryness

    • C.

      Moisture

    • D.

      Regularity

    • E.

      Pringles

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Moisture
    D. Regularity
    Explanation
    The stomach prefers moisture and regularity. Moisture helps in the digestion process by breaking down food and aiding in the absorption of nutrients. Regularity refers to maintaining a consistent eating schedule, which allows the stomach to function properly and prevents issues such as indigestion or acid reflux.

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