The first thing to understand is that the “organs” referred to in the ancient Chinese system are mostly not understood in the same way Western medicine understands them. At its most basic level, the 12 organ (meridian) system refers to “channels,” and are simply named for the organ through which each channel travels. Knowing this, consider how you understand the author’s statement found under “Holistic Approach” that “Visceral manifestation theory does not confine itself to discussing the functional characteristics of each bowel and viscus in isolation” (Wiseman & Ellis, 1996, p.51). How does this change your understanding of the organs according to CM theory? Does the name help or hinder your ability to focus on the functional nature of the medicine? — Must use 1 required source linked in the attachment.