triple warmer

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triple warmer

Chinese medicine
An “organ system” which is viewed in the construct of traditional Chinese medicine as one of the twelve vital organs; the triple warmer regulates the flow of energy through the organs.

Triple warmer regions
Upper burner
Extends from the mouth to the gastroesophageal junction; it is responsible for intake of air, liquids and solids, and it harmonises heart and lung energies.
 
Middle burner
Extends from the gastroesophageal junction to the pylorus; it co-ordinates digestion and harmonises the energies of the stomach, spleen and pancreas.

Lower burner
Extends from the pylorus and ends at the anus; it is responsible for extracting nutrients from food and excreting liquids and solids; it harmonises the activity of the liver, kidney, bladder, large and small intestine, and reproductive organs.
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The Upper Burner corresponds to the Heart/Mind (Shen) or consciousness of the individual.
Developmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD may be understood as chronic inflammatory processes that extend to the Upper Burner.
Steve: The role of the Upper Burner is to take in information from our environment through our senses and to expand our awareness, our consciousness.
The Middle Burner can no longer moderate the conversation between outside and inside, between Upper Burner (cognitive/sensory) and Lower (genetic, biorhythmic) functions.
In terms of development, it is the Middle Burner, the gut (the network of Stomach and Spleen) that is the primary source of nourishment for the young child, not the Upper Burner (the Shen/Mind).