Traditional Chinese Medicine Yin/Yang Theory
With Skin Health Spa introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments with Guru Helen Fa in our Manchester Clinic, we thought to explain a little bit about the Yin and Yang Theory...
The original concept of Yin and Yang came from the observation of nature and the environment. "Yin" originally referred to the shady side of a slope while "Yang" referred to the sunny side. Later, this thinking was used in understanding other things, which occurred in pairs and had complementary and opposing characteristics in nature. For example day and night, water and fire, and so on. Working with these ideas, ancient people recognised nearly all things could have Yin and Yang properties.
Traditional Chinese Medicine at its base has a direct connection to the Yin/Yang theory, where Yin and Yang are used to understand complicated relationships in the body. Yin and Yang are two opposites yet complementary aspects that are looked at to work towards attaining a sense of balance or good health. The concepts or inter-relationships of Yin and Yang are considered in all aspects of everything that goes in the universe:
In the body, these principles can be considered as follows: