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The Kidneys' principal role from a Chinese Medicine standpoint is to store and release an Essence called "Jing" (精). The role of Jing is to govern one's growth and development as well as reproduction. The Kidneys are also considered to be the root of Yin and Yang for all other Organs and all the Yin and Yang energies of the entire body. It also control the “body water” metabolism.