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.
`Clearly,' the Time Traveller proceeded, `any real body must have extension in FOUR directions: it must have Length, Breadth, Thickness, and--Duration.
Government air strikes have slowed the militants, who entered Kunduz from four directions, but they have not retreated.
"Kanhaiya Ji, it is only your blessings that India is earning laurels from all four directions. Article 370 has been removed from Kashmir.
They were preparing to conduct a series of explosions at the entrances to Dushanbe in four directions, and also had to blow up the buildings of the State Committee for National Security and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The Government of Yukon is providing Blood Ties Four Directions with $50,000 to purchase and equip a new outreach van.
"The proposals include four directions," Ibrahimov noted.
A wide view mast delivers high visibility in all four directions, whether the cab is open or enclosed.
Meron na rin tayong tinitingnan na persons of interest (We are looking at four directions of the investigation.
The project includes 180 kilometers of pipeline connecting all seven water treatment facilities and will ensure stable water supply in the sprawling capital that has expanded in all four directions over the past half-century, the state news agency said.
Southcentral Foundation opened the newly expanded Four Directions Outpatient Treatment Center located in the former Blood Bank of Alaska building at 4000 Laurel Street in Anchorage.
This enables simultaneous communications in four directions using only one antenna panel.