By: Claude Larre and Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee
Claude Larre's visionary understanding of the philosophical and cultural background of classical Chinese medicine and Elisabeth Rochat's thorough knowledge of the Chinese medical classics provide a unique insight into the foundations of Chinese medicine. Here they turn their attention to the six extraordinary fu: brain, marrow, bones, mai, gallbladder, and uterus.
The authors argue that like the eight extraordinary meridians, the set of six extraordinary fu connects us with a level within the human being which is more essential than that encompassed by the regular zang and fu. Understanding their six unique natures will bring us closer to the mystery of an individual's vitality, and closer to what is extraordinary, surprising, and wonderful about life itself.
This book, transcribed and edited from lectures held in London, discusses each in detail, and explains their common function as fu which store essences. Much emphasis is placed on classical sources and commentaries and upon gaining familiarity with the meaning of the key Chinese characters.