Yin-Yang Theory:

The Yin-Yang Theory states the relationship between the two polar forces, or concepts, prevalent in the universe. The concept of Yin-Yang is probably the single most important & distinctive theory in TCM. It could be said that all TCM physiology, pathology and treatment can eventually be explained by the relationship between the forces of Yin and Yang. Disease patterns may be described as being "Excess Yin" or "Excess Yang"; "Deficient Yin" or Deficient Yang". Treatment principles would then be to disperse Yin or disperse Yang, or to supplement Yin or to supplement Yang. Treatment might entail the use of Asian Bodywork Therapy, Acupuncture, or Chinese Herbal Therapy.

 

YIN - YANG CORRESPONDENCES

GENERAL / UNIVERSAL:BODY STRUCTURE:
YINYANGYINYANG
Moon/Water Sun/Fire Front Back
Rest Activity InteriorExterior
Dark/Hidden Light/Revealed InferiorSuperior
Matter/Contracting Energy/ExpandingOrgans Skin/Muscles
Descending Rising Medial Lateral
 
ORGAN MERIDIANSDIAGNOSTIC PATTERNS
YIN YANG YIN YANG
Lungs Large Intestine Internal External
Spleen Stomach Cold Hot
Heart Small Intestine Deficiency Excess
Kidneys Bladder Chronic Acute
Pericardium Triple Warmer 
Liver Gall Bladder 

 

CONSTITUTIONAL / CLINICAL PATTERNS

YIN YANG
Chronic disease/Gradual Onset Acute disease/Rapid Onset
Sleepiness, Low Energy, Lethargic Restlessness, High Energy, Hyper
Pale face Red face
Weak voice, dislikes talking Loud voice, talks a lot
Shallow, weak breathing Course breathing
Loose stools Constipation
Pale tongue / wet Red tongue / yellow coat
Slow pulse Rapid pulse
Likes to be covered Throws off bedclothes
Likes to curl up Likes to be stretched
 

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Generation of: Process of:
Blood, Lymph, Hormones, Circulation, Secretion, Discharge,
Mucus, Urine, Perspiration, Peristalsis, Pulsation, Metabolism,
Nutrient Substance, Collagen, FatRespiration

 

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Calvin Dale Smith, BA, MSc, R-TCMP, R-Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner
Riverside Acupuncture and Wellness Centre
2211 Riverside Dr., Suite 106
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X5
613-232-5888
cdalesmith@calvindale.com