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Yin and Yang

(jɪn)
n
(Philosophy) two complementary principles of Chinese philosophy: Yin is negative, dark, and feminine, Yang positive, bright, and masculine. Their interaction is thought to maintain the harmony of the universe and to influence everything within it
[from Chinese (Peking) yin dark + yang bright]

yin′ and yang′


n.
(in Chinese philosophy and religion) two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin), and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things.
[1930–35; < Chinese yīn-yáng]
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His primary pattern of disharmony as determined by his symptoms, and his pulse and tongue diagnosis assessed from the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, was extreme yin deficiency syndrome often alternating with the opposite pattern of chi and yang deficiency.
The Urology Department of the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine (GPHCM) has studied stage D prostate cancer for many years and has explored its aetiology, pathogenesis and syndrome differentiation and found the following common patterns of prostate cancer: "stage DO : spleen Qi deficiency, kidney Qi deficiency; stage Dl : blood stasis, lower energizer damp-heat, kidney Qi deficiency; stage D2 : spleen Qi deficiency, blood stasis, lower energizer damp-heat, kidney Qi deficiency, Yin deficiency and phlegm heat, deficiency heat and stage D3 : Qi and blood deficiency.
Introductory chapters review basic immunology and immune system disorders, and Chinese medicine and the role of yin deficiency in autoimmune diseases.
Kidney yin deficiency would also cause your restless sleep and overheating symptoms, often associated with the menopause.