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The Zang Fu (organs) of
Chinese Medicine continues
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 medicine on the different organs reflects
the increased reliance on concepts therein. Other
major concepts are ‘yin yang’ and the ‘5 elements’.
The stomach is paired with the spleen. They
are related to the element of earth. The emotions
associated with these organs are those of stress,
anxiety and worry. The stomach is responsible for
controlling the ripening and rotting of food. After
the process of fermentation, the refined essence
resulting from food is extracted by the spleen. The
stomach is also responsible for transporting dif-
ferent food essences. As such, strong energy is
associated with a strong stomach qi. Where the
stomach has a reduced qi to transport the food
essences to the whole body, fatigue is experienced.
Controlling the descending of the qi also lies with-
in the functionality of the stomach. For the stom-
ach to function accordingly, it is imperative to have
the right amount of liquids.
The spleen is a zang organ and it is considered to
be a yin organ that is associated with the stomach.
The spleen is responsible for extracting and gov-
erning the transportation and absorption of food
essences. So the purer the energy of your food, the
easier it will be assimilated by the spleen. All food
essences are subsequently distributed to the other
zang organs. The limbs and muscles are governed
by the spleen as well and the flesh often represents
the state of the spleen. Furthermore, the spleen’s
functionality is said to be stronger between 9
and 11am. Ideally, when the spleen functions ac-
cordingly, digestion is good. This, in turn, leads
to strong muscles and efficient circulation and
movement of the body. On the other hand, a dys-
functional spleen is characterized by malnutrition,
excessive bleeding, diarrhoea, and oedema among
other symptoms as well.
Members of the Phillip Island Aquatic Centre
Committee (PIACC) are pictured on Sunday, hard at
work assisting with traffic direction at the circuit
to raise funds for PIACC. They are Peter McMahon,
Jenny Moroney, Terry Carman, Anne McMahon and
Don Turner. PIACC had 14 volunteers trackside over
three days helping out.
One of the world’s largest and most powerful fire-fighting aircraft was on show
at the Supebikes event over the weekend. The Erickson Air-Crane, from Oregon,
USA, can carry more than 10,000 litres of water, runs on a 9000 horsepower en-
gine and has a pump which can drain a swimming pool in a minute. The Gypsy
Lady is one of six helicopters brought to Australia this year, and it could still
be needed, because Victoria’s fire season is still far from over. Crews and pilots
are on standby seven days a week and can be airborne in a matter of minutes to
help tackle fires in summer. The helicopter has been all across the world bat-
tling large blazes.
Newhaven College Year 12 student Emma Volard,
of Surf Beach, did a magnificent job singing the Aus-
tralian National Anthem in front of a television audi-
ence across the world on the grid on Sunday.
Australian rider Josh Brookes won the sandcastle-building com-
petition, at a fun challenge on the beach on Thursday. Each rider
was invited to bring along two items to decorate their creations.
Josh brought along vinegar and bicarb soda, and putting his school
boy science lessons to good use, finished the whole exercise with a
bang. Much to the delight of his team mates Imogen and Lily, from
Cowes Primary School.
Anthony West (right) an Australian wildcard at the World Supers-
port event, finished on the podium on Sunday in third place. Phil-
lip Islanders have watched the career of this Australian competitor
with great interest, as he is the grandson of the late Jim West,
former island councillors and community member. He shared the
podium with Randy Krummenacher, of Switzerland and Italy’s
The world’s best Superbike riders teamed with students from Cowes Primary
in some fun challenges on the Cowes front beach on Thursday, before the hard
work of Superbike Racing began the next day. Students pictured with the world
champions are back Dale, Qiarshi, Mica, Orlando, Ben, Imogen, Xyleigh, So-
phie, Lily, Neva, and Oliver; and front Noah, Evie, Laura, Shanae, Sylvie, Joey,
Max, Chad,and Kai. The students enjoyed meeting the riders and learning more
about them, their sport and their country.
Rotarians Ted Jeffery (right) and Phil Dressing
kept order in the circuit car park, boosting club
funds through their efforts.
Cleeland Bus Lines were on the job as always, fer-
rying passengers under the tunnel to the pit area all
day. The ever-cheerful Tuppy Cleeland is pictured.
Enjoying the hospitality in the Linfox suite at Sunday’s Superbik event are
from left, Teresa Mahood Tourism Co-ordinator Bass Coast Shire, Michaela Sal-
vato DPI board member, Yann Duroselle DPI board member, Pauleen Boulton
DPI, and Kym Storey DPI.
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