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The Zang Fu (organs)
of Chinese Medicine
The analysis of disease in oriental medicine is based
on a concept called ‘zangfu’ . The zang are solid and
the fu are hollow organs. The focus of Chinese medi-
cine on the different organs reflects the increased re-
liance on concepts therein. Ideally, every organ has a
specific meaning, and this has a direct impact on how
certain diseases are analyzed and treated. Other ma-
jor concepts are ‘yin yang’ and the ‘5 elements’ .
All organs are paired with another one in a yin-yang
relationship. Yin organs store essence (lungs, spleen,
heart, kidney, liver and pericardium). Yang organs re-
ceive and transport (large intestine, stomach, small
Intestine, urinary bladder, gallbladder and triple
In the context of Chinese medicine, the lungs create
a border between the inner and outer worlds. Owing
to the sensitivity of the inner environment, there is a
definite need for a boundary that defines and defends
a person. The role of the lungs goes beyond the respi-
ratory system, despite the fact that the main material
that is taken in is oxygen.
Boundary, renewal, and breadth are the main ele -
ments associated with the lungs. This organ is con-
sidered to be the master of qi; this is mainly because
the physical vitality is one of its main responsibilities.
The lung is paired with the large intestine. These
two organs are responsible for immunity and the
strength of the body’s defensive energy.
The Large intestine
The large intestine is the yang organ that pairs with
the lungs. The lung connects with the large intes-
tine via the meridian (internal pathway) and this is
how the organs communicate. The pair is associated
with the emotion of grief. The major function of the
large intestine is to receive the waste that is released
through the small intestines. The fluid content of the
waste is absorbed by the large intestines, and the rest
of the content is formed into faeces, which is later
The large intestine and the lungs also govern the
skin, the physical boundary of our body and our per-
Australia Day 2016
Do-it-yourself Australia Day at Cowes
NUMBERS were down and
Bass Coast Shire representation
was notable by its complete ab -
sence at this year’s Australia Day
celebration held in the grounds
of the Cowes Cultural Centre.
Much of this had to do with
the lack of support given by the
Bass Coast Shire Council to as-
sist the Phillip Island and San
Remo Rotary Club to stage this
The Bass Coast Shire pro -
vided the same level of financial
support to the Rotary Club, but
left it organise the various activi-
ties and entertainment as well
as conduct some form of official
ceremony usually undertaken by
Special guests included Steve
Parker of the Boowurrung Peo -
ple; last year’s Citizen of the
Year awardee Jeff Nottle, who
spoke on the importance of
volunteering in the community,
and the 2016 Joint Citizens of
the Year Alison O’Halloran and
Trish Hogan of the Bass Coast
Those who did attend were
entertained by local musician
Bernadette Carroll who gave
voice to our national identity by
the singing of two popular songs
and they appreciated the efforts
and commitment of the Rotary
club in providing an opportu-
nity for the community to get to -
gether and celebrate this year’s
“We love our country!” These three young Aussies (L-R) Emily, Grace and
Thomas Wakeling were a standout when they celebrated Australia Day in Cowes
last Tuesday morning with their painted faces, hats, sunglasses and Aussie
flags. The Wakeling family are regular holiday makers to Cowes and love com-
ing to the island, and in being part of the local community.
“Australia Day means that we can all come together and celebrate the day that
Australia was founded,” said Emily. “Australia is the best country in the world!”
added her brother Thomas.
Three year old Ari Defazio (right) was happy to
have his face painted as Spiderman when he attend-
ed the Australia Day celebrations held in Cowes. Lo-
cal makeup artist Elly Delarosa (left) was on hand
to face paint the youngsters who attended this com-
The display of some of our native wildlife was of
interest to sisters Sofia (centre) and Laylah Bon-
niface of Cape Woolamai, when they attended last
Tuesday’s Australia Day celebrations in Cowes. Sue
Graham (at back) of the Phillip Island Nature Parks
(PINP) had a busy time showing these animals to
those who wanted to find out more about our Aus-
Along with their mum and dad, the girls were en-
joying the attractions that were organised by the
Phillip Island and San Remo Rotary Club. It was one
of their first outings since the family moved to the
island from Cranbourne last week.
They are excited to be settling into their new home
and for Sofia and Laylah to be starting school at
Cowes Primary. They have been coming to the island
for a long time and are more than happy to now be
permanent residents in their favourite place.
Rotarians (L-R) Kirsty Mawer and Peter Kelly served up a sausage sizzle to
overseas visitors Lee Turner, Conor Cummins and Chris Winfield at the Austra-
lia Day celebrations in Cowes.
These visitors, from the UK, were on the island for the recent Island Classic
event which they described as “brilliant!” It was of particular interest to Conor
who lives on the Isle of Man and is a regular competitor in road racing events.
They were greatly impressed with all that Phillip Island has to offer and were
disappointed not to be spending more time here.
“We love it here – and we’ll be back!” they said.
Heaven is sitting on a Fergie tractor on your third birthday. Melbourne visitor
Luke Forbes was as happy as Larry to have his hands on the steering wheel of
this iconic farm tractor that was on show on Australia Day in Cowes. It was all
part of Luke’s birthday celebrations and he was thrilled that he was big enough
to climb up on his own, and pretend!
Local farmer and Rotarian Ian McFee brought
along his trusty Fergie tractor and chicory plough to
last Tuesday’s Australia Day celebration held at the
cultural centre in Cowes. This tractor was one of five
on display from around the area which added extra
interest to this event.
The plough was made by the late Jack Jenner of
Phillip Island Engineering and was well used in the
production of chicory on the island. It is now well
over 60 years old and is retired to Ian’s shed after a
lifetime of ploughing up the crops in readiness for
Fergie tractors were made in England but widely
used in farming across Australia for decades. Ian
still gets value out of his machine which he has used
for the past 20 years on his land at Rhyll.
Flying the flag are Italian born Francesca Cistullo (L-R) of Cowes with her daughter-in-law Dorothy
Lotauro and grandchildren Emilia and Olivia at the Australia Day celebrations held in Cowes.
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