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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.

jing

Alternative medicine
A life force of the body that is seated in the kidney.

jing (jēng),

n Chinese term for acupuncture channels. See also channels.
References in classic literature ?
I poked into the place a-ways and come to a little open patch as big as a bedroom all hung around with vines, and found a man laying there asleep -- and, by jings, it was my old Jim!
a poor harmless cretur like that"--[by jings, I was sure