yin and yang


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Example 5 shows the representations of yin and yang segments in connection with the eight modes.
Hence, this paper attempts to focus on the utility of the philosophy of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements by incorporating recognition of the two sides of a person's beliefs and the interrelations among all things in the universe in the ABC Model.
The right choice of yin and yang depends on the company's situation, but what is always important is that it attracts serious attention and commitment at the executive level.
I've always found that when I focus on the Yin and Yang of a situation--whether it's the differences between the upper and lower floors of a building or a highway and its relationship to a loft--I am able to create something unique.
As all foods also contain yin and yang characteristics, our moods can be adjusted by eating foods which are predominantly one or the other.
Change or transformation of the universe is embedded in the dialectical interaction of yin and yang (Chen, 2008).
Today on the lunisolar calendar is Chunfen, the spring equinox, and during this time traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dictates that to balance yin and yang energy, one should foster the development of yang chi (yang energy) by getting plenty of rest, controlling one's temper, eating more green vegetables and avoiding spicy foods.
Embedding Yin and Yang within Executive Development
They then go on to say that perimenopausal-like symptoms are due to kidney vacuity with chong and ren depletion vacuity and loss of balance between yin and yang. Therefore, the prescription of Xiao Yao San is in order to course the liver and resolve depression, while the prescription of Er Xian Tang is to warmly supplement kidney yang and regulate yin and yang within the kidneys.
It involves working with essential oils in terms of their effects on the Chi, the Yin and Yang, and the Five Elements.
Modern numerology, however, gets a little weird on this, reminding us that the atomic number of carbon, the building block of life on this planet is also, you guessed it, six, and that the time-honored euphemism for oral sex, "69," is just another way of drawing the ancient Chinese symbol for the codetermining feminine and masculine principles of the universe: yin and yang.
There are two types of chi energy - yin and yang. Yin is passive and encourages relaxation and quietness, while yang is active and fiery.