yin and yang


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yin and yang

The opposite but complementary principles of Chinese philosophy incorporated into traditional Chinese medicine. Yin is feminine, dark and negative, Yang masculine, bright and positive. Their interaction and balance is believed to maintain the harmony of the body.
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In theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the "imbalance of yin and yang is one of the basic pathogeneses of a disease" (Li 2011).
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divided into the four stages of Yin and Yang, further divided into the
It is summed up with the word qi, the "tension" between yin and yang.
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