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  1. 1. Active Health Foundation Traditional Chinese Medicine By James O’Sullivan C.Ac. (China) www.active-health.org james@active-health.org
  2. 2. Yin Yang james@active-health.org www.active-health.org
  3. 3. Yin Yang Balance (Homeostasis) james@active-health.org
  4. 4. Yin Yang • Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine • It is a very important element of Chinese Medicine, because in order to treat disease, we always attempt to balance Yin & Yang. • The earliest reference to Yin and Yang is in the I Ching (Book of Changes) in approximately in 700 BC james@active-health.org
  5. 5. Yin Yang • The concept of yin and yang describes two opposing and, at the same time, complementary aspects of any one phenomenon james@active-health.org
  6. 6. Yin Yang • Yin – "shady place, north slope, south bank (river); cloudy, overcast"; qualities are characterized as passive, dark, feminine, negative, downward-seeking, consuming and corresponds to the night. james@active-health.org
  7. 7. Yin Yang • Yang – "sunny place, south slope, north bank (river), sunshine"; qualities are characterized as active, light, masculine, positive, upward- seeking, producing and corresponds to the daytime. james@active-health.org
  8. 8. Yin Yang • The five main aspects of Yin Yang Relationship – Yin-Yang as opposites – Interdependent – Mutual consumption of Yin and Yang – Inter-transformation of Yin and Yang – Infinite Divisability james@active-health.org
  9. 9. Yin Yang Yin Yang • Water • Fire • Cold • Hot • Quite • Restless • Dense • Light • Wet • Dry • Soft • Hard • Inhibition • Excitement • Slowness • Rapidity • Inside • Outside james@active-health.org
  10. 10. Yin Yang • Moon • Sun • Cold • Heat • Dark (Night) • Light (Day) • Relaxation • Excitation • Stability • Movement james@active-health.org
  11. 11. Yin Organs Yang Organs • Heart • Small Intestine • Pericardium • San Jiao • Spleen • Stomach • Lungs • Large Intestine • Kidney • Urinary Bladder • Liver • Gall Bladder james@active-health.org
  12. 12. Mutual Consumption • Is where one consumes Optimum the other in disharmony Health • When Yin & Yang are balanced you have optimum health • When Homeostasis is Yang Yin balanced you have optimum health Balance • Equilibrium james@active-health.org
  13. 13. Empty Cold – Full Cold – Empty Heat – Full Heat Clinical Manifestation: Optimum • Cold limbs, weakness, Health contracture, pain improved with heat – Tongue: pale – Pulse: slow Yang Yin Full Cold james@active-health.org
  14. 14. Empty Cold – Full Cold – Empty Heat – Full Heat Clinical Manifestations: Optimum • Restlessness, headache, Health irritability, pain worse with pressure, – Tongue: red – Pulse: full Yang Yin Full Heat james@active-health.org
  15. 15. Empty Cold – Full Cold – Empty Heat – Full Heat Clinical Manifestation: Optimum • Signs of excess cold but Health arising from a deficiency of Yang, fatigue, weakness, pain which improves with heat and pressure, Yang Yin – Tongue: pale Empty Cold (Yang Deficiency) – Pulse: slow and weak james@active-health.org
  16. 16. Empty Cold – Full Cold – Empty Heat – Full Heat Clinical Manifestations: Optimum • Signs of heat but arising Health from a deficiency of Yin, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, insomnia, – Tongue: red, – Pulse: thin and rapid Yang Yin Empty Heat (Yin Deficiency) james@active-health.org
  17. 17. Mutual Consumption james@active-health.org
  18. 18. Inter Dependence • You cannot have one without the other • No hot without cold • No outside without inside • No day without night james@active-health.org
  19. 19. Inter Transformation • One can change into the other, but it is not a random event, happening only when the time is right. • Spring Summer Autumn Winter james@active-health.org
  20. 20. 8 Principals Basically this is the method used to diagnose disharmony. Is it a…… Deficiency or Excess Interior or Exterior Cold or Hot Yin or Yang james@active-health.org
  21. 21. Case History • Peter, 23 years old, Welder • Clinical Manifestations: headache that’s worse in a hot environment, fatigue, smelly stools, dark yellow urine, – Tongue: red, dry – Pulse: rapid, full • Diagnosis: ? • Principal of Treatment: ? • Prescription of Points: ? james@active-health.org
  22. 22. Case History • Petra, 24 years old, office • Clinical Manifestations: headache that’s worse at night, fatigue, smelly stools, yellow urine, red cheeks, tossing and turning at night, feeling hot at night. – Tongue: red, no coat – Pulse: rapid, empty • Diagnosis: ? • Principal of Treatment: ? • Prescription of Points: ? james@active-health.org

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