Disharmonies of Fluids in the body

Disharmonies of Moisture in the body
Within the body, every phenomenon is a product of the interaction of [Blood], [Moisture] and [Qi]. [Moisture] is an amorphous substance as well as the process of generating, distributing and storing fluid. Without proper [Moisture], the [Qi] becomes hot and agitated and the [Blood] dries up and congeals.
Just as the Earth is comprised of land, ocean and atmosphere, so the body is organized as [Blood], [Moisture] and [Qi]. [Qi] governs the shape and activity of the body and its process of forming and organizing itself. [Blood] governs tissue, the material form of the body. [Moisture] governs the internal environment, the body's inner ocean. [Moisture] and [Blood] are both [Yin] in quality and sometimes talked about together, under the name [Blood]. [Moisture] is the intermediate state of [Blood] generating to [Qi] and [Qi] transforming [Blood].

Lack of [Moisture] manifesting as cracked skin or scanty urine is a symptom of [Dryness]. This may be caused by a dry climate (an external pernicious influence) or may simply mean that the body is unable to properly distribute its own [Fluids]. A person with diabetes, for instance, can drink a great deal of [Water] and still remain very thirsty because the body is unable to retain the fluid.

(E) Emanations of other problems