Yin Yang Theory

Introduction to Yin and Yang Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it is the foundation of diagnosis and treatment. The earliest reference to Yin and Yang is in the I Ching (Book of Changes) in approximately in 700 BC. In this work, all phenomena are said […]

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Jīn – 金 – Metal

Dominates Qi and controls respirationRegulates the water passagesDominates skin and hair, Wei Qi, Body fluids, Food essenceOpens into the nosePaired with: Large IntestineReceives waste material from Small IntestineAbsorbs fluids and excretes feces Metal (Chinese: 金; pinyin: jīn), the fourth phase of the Chinese philosophy of Wu Xing, is the decline of the matter, or the […]

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Four Principles of Yin Yang Theory

  The opposition of yin and yang: Their ability to struggle with and thus control each other in order to maintain a relative physiological balance through mutual opposition of yin and yang. “When yin predominates, yang will be diseased; when yang predominates, yin will be diseased. The interdependence of yin and yang: Neither can exist […]

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Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics

Thus I have heard, from various sources:- The Chinese divide Chinese Metaphysics into five main subjects of study call Wu Shu (五 术) or the Five Arts. They are Mountain 山, Medicine 医, Life 命, Divination 扑 and Appearance 相. The first of the Five Arts are Mountain (Shan). It is also called the Philosophical […]

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Tǔ – 土 – Earth

 Governs transportation and transformation of; Food into qi and blood, Water transformation, Raising of the pureControls the blood (Qi holds the blood in the vessels)Dominates the muscle and the four limbsOpens into the mouth, reflected on the lipsPaired with: StomachReceives and decomposes food  The Chinese think Earth is associated with the qualities of patience, thoughtfulness, […]

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Yin and Yang Theory

Introduction to Yin and Yang Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it is the foundation of diagnosis and treatment. The earliest reference to Yin and Yang is in the I Ching (Book of Changes) in approximately in 700 BC. In this work, all phenomena are said […]

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