Traditional Chinese Medicine

Putting it together- Yin Yang, Zang Fu and the 5 Elements

Studying the Yin Yang first and then the 5 elements theory, my brain was spinning around. While each theory makes sense in its own merit, there is a part of me that goes- make up your mind! How do you know which theory to follow in which situation in a clinical setting? Yes I am… Continue reading Putting it together- Yin Yang, Zang Fu and the 5 Elements

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Getting my Head around the Pathological States (according to TCVM)

Do you feel hot? Is it because it’s 40℃ outside, or because your body cannot cool down? Is it cold? Is it because someone turned the AC on or you haven’t eaten for days and have no energy to keep yourself warm? The TCVM practitioner try to find the root cause of the Yin Yang… Continue reading Getting my Head around the Pathological States (according to TCVM)

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Balance of 3 Levels

There are 3 levels of balance to achieve optimal health- Within the body, between individuals, and with the environment. The Body The physical body (Yin), the tangible cells, molecules, fluids, etc makes up the structures. This physical body cannot function without activities and energy (Yang). The two forces keep each other in check. The Social Aspect… Continue reading Balance of 3 Levels

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Yin Yang- Revisited

There is no Absolute On the surface, Yin and Yang are exact opposites. It is, however, always based on perspective, depending on what is the parameter of comparison. Nothing is ever strictly Yang or Yin. Examples: Summer: Winter= Yang/Yin Summer day: Summer night= Yang/Yin One also has to take into consideration of geography and where… Continue reading Yin Yang- Revisited

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Yin Yang, Yi Jing and the Binary

Warm- Cool Bright- Dark Sunny- Cloudy Quiet- Loud Male- Female Call it the duality of nature. The ancient Chinese developed a system to explain all universal phenomenon. Its principal and practice can be seen in divination, cosmology, religion, business, art as well as medicine. I have only started to read the introduction on Yin and Yang… Continue reading Yin Yang, Yi Jing and the Binary