In the Taoist view, the San Bao, or Three Treasures, are the veritable basis of Chinese medicine.


Essence refers to the physical body and flesh, particularly the essential fluids such as hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters.


Energy is the primal life force which suffuses every cell and tissue of the living body and activates its vital functions and well-being.


Spirit encompasses all aspects of the mind, both human and primordial, including awareness, cognition, feeling and intent.