This is an energetic process, something that goes far beyond the world of biochemistry, known and accepted western psycho-physiology, light years beyond the world of
standardized extracts. It is the essence of wonder and magic that is part of the potential of the art of herbalism.
For years, not presuming to understand very well the TCM model, I have laboriously separated such things as Spleen (Anatomy and Physiology) from "Spleen" (TCM energetic)
and Gall Bladder (A & P) from "Gall Bladder (TCM).
I have tended to view such thing as TCM Gall Bladder as an archetype or an urtype...not to EVER be confused with the actual organ. (figured it was sloppy translation by some
early German writer).
Still...having my own personal examples of food binges, food obsession and all-around oralism to view others with, and finding a constant stream of intestinal tract - emotional
disorders in my clients, I took it upon myself to find if there were any excepted physiologic explanations...I am always looking to physiology to help me find patterns, since I am
TCM-impaired. It turns out there are at LEAST 6 direct GI-CNS hormonal cascade links, and hints of more.
I no longer view gallbladder (A&P) as separate from gallbladder (TCM). Maybe there WASN'T some mistranslation after all.