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Spirits in TCM:

Explore the properties of Spirits according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: hot
Channels: LU, ST, HT, LV
Flavors: sweet, sour, pungent
Regulates: circulates qi, circulates blood, disperses cold

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Spirits are known for their ability to promote qi circulation, promote blood circulation, and disperse cold.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that they enter the Lung, Stomach, Heart, and Liver. The flavor of Spirits is sweet, sour, and acrid, and they are considered to be hot in temperature.

Over-consumption of any alcohol is contraindicated in Chinese medicine. Alcohol may also cause the accumulation of dampness in the body, which can be difficult to treat. A secondary danger of regular alcohol consumption is that it is generally void of nutrition but high in calories. Regular consumers may skip meals in order to drink more, which can lead to the development of blood deficiency over time.