jing(redirected from essence of the body)
jing(jing) [Chinese] one of the basic substances that according to traditional Chinese medicine pervade the body, usually translated as "essence"; the body reserves or constitutional makeup, replenished by food and rest, that supports life and is associated with developmental changes in the organism.
A life force of the body that is seated in the kidney.
n Chinese term for acupuncture channels. See also channels.