The spirit is known as the ‘Shen’. It resides in the Heart. When Heat gathers in the chest usually due to stress or failure to ‘let go’, the ‘Shen’ becomes unsettled. We experience this as restlessness, agitation, or problems sleeping. . .
The modern concept of inflammation closely parallels the TCM concept of “heat”. However the concept of heat in TCM is far more developed and better understood than the idea of inflammation is in modern Western thought. . .
If your doctor diagnosis Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it means he or she hasn’t a clue about what is causing your problems. A diagnosis of IBS usually means that tests such as colonoscopies, X-Rays, etc. have revealed little or nothing. TCM has a better grasp on the causes and treatments for this condition.
This is actually a family of conditions known as Liver Excess conditions. In increasing order of severity they are: Liver YANG Rising, Liver Heat Rising, Liver Fire Blazing Upward, Interior Liver Wind. . .