Four Directions

Four Directions

Traditional Chinese medicine
The classification of foods and herbs in Chinese herbal medicine as either sinking, rising, floating or descending, which relates to how substances are said to react in the body. Each of the four directions is further classified as having either yin (downward) or yang (upward) forces; light or yang herbs are used to treat superficial or acute conditions (e.g., colds, or inflammation); heavy or yin herbs are used to treat chronic conditions.
References in classic literature ?
He now came to a road branching in four directions, and immediately he was reminded of those cross-roads where knights-errant used to stop to consider which road they should take.
According to the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television, the terrorists launched an attack on the town from four directions but the Syrian forces managed to thwart it.
The penthouses offer it all, from grand interior spaces, multiple setback terraces and wood-burning fireplaces to stunning views in four directions.
Souliere s mural for the Bala Underpass uses the colour symbolism of the Four Directions (red, white, black and yellow) in a way that simultaneously evokes the culture and spirituality of First Peoples beadwork and the visual language of barricades, urban roadways and boundaries.
ONE DIRECTION are to be renamed Four Directions after deciding to go their separate ways.
BAGHDAD / NINA / A security source in Salahuddin said the security forces, supported by the popular defense forces and the sons of the tribes are progressing from four directions smoothly and facing limited resistance in Tikrit.
Sound is pushed into a '3D space' rather than clearly coming from one of only four directions, and with the ceiling speakers it can come from front-to-back and vice-versa.
A snag occurred in the programing of the traffic signal in the four directions of the Dubai Islamic Bank intersection on the Muntasir road at the Nakheel area.
Thousands of Iraqi troops launched an offensive on Sunni militants in Tikrit from four directions with tanks and air power.
Built in 1952 having four arms in the four directions, the clock can safely be dubbed as identity of the college.
The sources said, at 2:35 am, fire erupted in the forces ammunition store house and all small and big bullets, mortars, hand grenades, canon shells, rockets went off in all four directions and some of it landed on civilians population, however due to late hours the tribesmen were asleep and no causality was reported , local said.
Then to exacerbate matters, the lights make traffic stop in all four directions, the idea being to allow pedestrians to cross the intersection diagonally.