Three Humors

Three Humors

Tibetan medicine
Those three components which, in the Tibetan construct of the universe, are present in all living things:
▪ Wind (linked to respiration and movement); 
▪ Bile (linked to digestion, skin complexion and emotion); and
▪ Phlegm (linked to joint mobility, skin elasticity and sleep).
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I was personally confounded by how the Greeks came up with the notion of Black Bile, which unlike the other three humors doesn't immediately strike a modern reader as having any obvious physiological substances to correlate it with.
Based principally on a traditional system centering around 'three humors' called 'Nespa sum' and five elements 'Jung wa ina', this draws on Himalayan herbs, minerals and animals parts.
They can also research the other three humors (yellow gall, blood and phlegm) and the symbols that represented each fluid.
Melancholia occurred naturally and, in a well-balanced individual, in equal parts with the other three humors; if it overpowered the other humors or was distorted, however, it brought madness upon the sufferer.