Wow! Really interesting, Liver Qi/Chi affects the tendons. It makes sense that Anne thinks stagnant liver qi might be part of Bug’s issue:
In Chinese Medicine "the liver functions to promote the free flow of chi, it dominates the tendons and opens into the eyes. Pathological changes of the liver mainly manifest themselves in dysfunctions of the liver in storing blood and in promoting free flow of chi, and in disorders of the tendons....
Controls the Tendons & Sinews
The tendons are the main tissues linking the joints and muscles, and dominate the movement of the limbs. The liver nourishes the tendons of the whole body to maintain their normal physiological activities. Thus, when liver blood is deficient, it may deprive the tendons of nourishment and give rise to weakness of the tendons, numbness of the limbs, and dysfunction of the joints. When the tendons are invaded by the pathogenic heat of the liver caused by liver yang rising or by chronic liver qi stagnation, there may be convulsions of the four extremities, opisthotonos and clenching of the teeth.
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