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.
It was noted that the current year must continue between the two strategic partners and further coordinated co-operation in all priority areas, including four directions in the Charter.
With beautiful pictures, the directions begin with the easy designs, then leads to four directions for the medium design of the parrot.
The unit can be moved and adjusted easily in four directions (up, down, left and right) to increase productivity and reduce worker fatigue.
ATB Financial and Boyle Street Community Services have said that they have partnered to start a new community agency, Four Directions Financial.
The widening of the road in all four directions is almost complete and it is expected to be ready in a month's time.
Hundreds of fire fighters were seen battling the blaze as the flames were spreading in four directions amid intense heat and wild winds.
Jeihan pointed out that the SDF laid siege on ISIL terrorists from four directions, adding that mop-up operation was underway through all the four directions.
The flames spread "with great violence", moving out in four directions, he said.
The four directions cover the races of man, the seasons, and the stages of life from childhood to old age.
Police spokesman Mahfozullah Akbari said, "the Taliban started attacking Kunduz city at 2 am, coming from four directions.
He stated that the company applied a new strategy, consisting of four directions.