Healing is not just a property of the physical body . . . we
are all mind-bodies, so that healing, like health and illness,
must also be psychosomatic.''
In our physical life, the spirit needs physical reality in
order to express itself, and that physical reality needs to
be controlled and inspired by the spirit.
When blood and qi are harmoniously composed,
nutrition and defence circulating and communicating
freely, the five zang are perfectly achieved so that the qi
is able to support the spirits to dwell in the heart, hun and po
and possess all their capacities - this perfect achievement is
a human being.
Qi Bo to the Yellow Emperor