yǐn (飲)

the water one drinks, which are retained in the body; these can be further differentiated into jīn (津) and yè (液), as in Língshū 47.3.3 above. The jīn (津) are conveyed to the lungs by the spleen and stomach, and then the lungs conduct these jīn (津) upward and outward to nourish (and be transformed through physical movement) into wèiqì (衛氣).

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