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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As fall proceeded, the upper warmer layer of water continued to squeeze the thermocline, compacting it, until nearing the end just before turnover the thermocline often was no more than several feet thick.
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