The ministerial fire refers to the fire stored in the liver, gallbladder, kidney and triple energizer (sanjiao). It is responsible for warming and nourishing the organs, and governing reproduction. Fire of all the other organs is called ministerial fire relative to the monarch fire, i.e., heart fire. The monarch fire is located in the heart, responsible for spirit and vitality, and characterized by brightness and exposure. By contrast, the ministerial fire is primarily in the liver and kidney, moving under the order and featured by concealment and storage. When mind is clear and lucid, life activities will be orderly and balanced, and the ministerial fire will be properly stacked in place to perform its warming and propelling function. When kidney yin is sufficient to nourish and harbor it, the ministerial fire will be kept in place and stopped from flaring upward.