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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]
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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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Mr Ian Irving Dr Yu's Report: the disease pattern of Mr Irving's anxiety is called Qi and Yin Deficiency, which means both energy and nourishment levels are low.
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, there is a certain causal relationship between syndrome elements, such as the syndrome element Yin Deficiency and the syndrome element Exterior which are both the causes of the syndrome element Fire-Heat.
For example, the Ming Mu Di Huang decoction (Chinese herbal drugs) and herb drugs of salvia can nourish the liver and the kidney and lead to invigoration of blood and improvement in visual function; thence, a formula of Ming Mu Di Huang decoction is specifically used to treat the liver and kidney yin deficiency. In a similar way, You Gui Wan, a kind of Chinese medicine pill that can warmly invigorate the kidney yang, is specifically used to treat the kidney-yang deficiency.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the patient was diagnosed with a yin deficiency, she was prescribed Atractylodes rhizome, raw gardenia, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, radix paeoniae rubra, Cyperus rotundus, paeonol, comfrey, raw rehmannia, Anemarrhena, phellodendron, Radix Bupleuri, artemisinin annua and other medications, which she took for two months.
Its indication is dual qi and yin deficiency and its stasis pattern manifests as palpitations, shortness of breath, listlessness, dizziness, vexation, insomnia, chest distress, and chest pain.
Abbreviations CTDS: Computerized tongue diagnostic system TB: Tongue body area TB [a.sup.*]: The mean [a.sup.*] value for the tongue body area TCM: Traditional Chinese medicine TKM: Traditional Korean medicine WT: Whole tongue area WT [a.sup.*]: The mean [a.sup.*] value for the whole tongue area YD: Yin deficiency YDS: Yin-Deficiency Scale YDQ: Yin-Deficiency Questionnaire.
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 TCM pattern heart Qi and Yin deficiency can lead to 'blood flow without strength' and presenting symptoms like fatigue, paleness, chest tightness, dyspnea, hyperhidrosis and palpitations, which are frequently seen in clinic.
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.
`Gina Gershon's tongue looks a little bit too smooth here, which can suggest a yin deficiency. This is linked to a below-par immune system.
Allergic sensitivities due to kidney yin deficiency along with liver chi stagnation and chiropractic treatment for asthma is difficult for this Occidental to understand.