Yin and Yang

Doctors of the Future Will Heal With Plants of the Earth, Medicines of the Land

The Formal origins of Oriental medicine lie in the philosophy known as Taoism, first developed by Lao Tzu after about 600 BC. At the core of this philosophy is the belief that human beings are part of nature. This means that we experience the constant flow and change of nature, and it is this flow and change that is reality. Many of us try to create permanence in our lives and in the objects around us, but, because reality is in a state of flux, we should instead try to maintain a state of balance within this constant change. It is this balance that gives us a sense of harmony and well-being, and is the source of our health.

Chinese medial theory looks for a logic in the patterns of change, and the Yin Yang theory was developed to explain these patterns. The terms Yin and Yang are used to describe the qualities of all things, and their relationship to each other and the universe. Everything contains Yin and Yang elements: Yin and Yang are opposite and complementary.

  • Normal balance and quantity of Yin and Yang Qi, which represents health.
  • Normal Yin Qi, but excess Yang Qi, which creates Heat and overactivity.
  • Normal Yang Qi, but deficient Yang Qi, creating heat (especially at night) and a lack of vitality.
  • Normal Yin Qi, but deficient Yang Qi, creating lethargy, chilliness and poor circulation.

The charts found in “Acupuncture and Common Ailments, ” by Chris Jarmey and John Tindall, of which this information is from is a fantastic way to utilize acupressure into your everyday lives. It illustrates how the possible imbalances (numbers 2-4 above) may affect your health. The acupressure techniques of calming, toning, and dispersing are described in the pages of this amazing tool. From the charts you will see that deficiencies of Yang lead to Yin- type Symptoms; deficiencies in Yin will produce Yang – type symptoms. Nothing can be wholly Yin or Yang because there are no fixed extremes in nature. The qualities of Yin and Yang are always relative: warm water, for example, is more Yang than ice, but more Yin than than steam. Some of these qualities are outlined in the tables you will find in this fantastic book. It was apart of my course study during my years in college to become a Doctor of Naturology, and I have gone back and am reworking these wonderful modalities for myself, and the health of my family, and or anyone else interested. If you have a question on health, remember I am not an MD, or a DO, I cannot prescribed medications, I can however working with your doctor give suggestions to aid in your treatment. It’s so important to look into the healing properties of the amazing modalities that exist out there. Modalities that have existed for thousands of years. I believe strongly that these healing techniques will be utilized more and more in this century, keeping our selves healthy rather than letting things go until we find ourselves ill. You can prevent illness. It’s your choice. Be healthy, and be well!

~ Vicki


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  4. I really enjoyed reading your article, keep up writing such exciting posts!

  5. New Health Blog…should be posted today!!! Hope it helps you all! Any questions, please send me your questions!

  6. I have had ideopathic neuropathy for 5 years, was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March and recently had a toe amputated due to osteomyletis. I have been losing weight, watching my diet, but am having trouble with exercising due to my foot issue. Can you give me any suggestions, I am currently on 24 antibiotic therapy to treat on-going osteomyletis. I am concerned about the infection not clearing up and having further amputations.

    Thanks for your time,
    Peggy Morton

    • Dear Peggy,
      I think the best suggestion from my stand point, would be yoga, and pilattes. They both help the muscles stay strong, increase blood flow through the release of endorphines, which also help with depression,but work the body in a way that we feel strong, and healthy. It’s a day at a time type of thing, but remember, we all have something, and it’s a day at a time, life style. You are not alone. We are all in this together.
      In light,

  7. do you have any suggestions on how to help IBS.

    • Hi Judy, again!
      IBS, first, it’s not a fun thing! Second it is treatable if you are willing to do what is required. Mind you I am not an MD, I am a doctor of naturology, so my “suggestions” are merely that, and should be discussed witih your doctor or gastroenterologist. They are the specialist in this field. Now after going and researching the basic information w/o knowing all the symptoms, I can tell you that IBS is the most common digestive disorder seen by physicinans. It’s estimated that 1 in five Americans suffer from some form of IBS, although less than half actually seek help for their suffering. Twice as many women suffer from this ailment than men, the disorder is also comestimes called intestinal neurosis, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, or spastic colon. Symptoms may include but are not secluded to this one ailment are…constipation,and or/ diarrhea ( often allternating), abdominal pain, mucos in the stols, nausea, flatulence, bloating, anorexia, and intolerance to certain foods. Pain is often triggered by certain foods. Which is why anorexia is so common, with IBS symptoms can be so severe the person simply will not eat, for fear of the pain that follows. Remember that over 100 other ailments can sound like IBS, which is again why you should always see your doctor for an actual diagnosis. IBS is painful, but not serious,, and most people who have it can lead ative, productive lies if they change their diets, get regular exercise, and replace the needed nutrients. If you are under the care of a doctor you can ask he/she if the following is acceptable in addition to the treatment they are prescribing for you. Eating high fiber. Supplemental fiber, oat bran, flax seed, alternating on a daily basis. Avoid animal fats, butter, all carbonated beverages, coffee and all foods or drink containing caffine, candy, chocolate, dairy, fried, ice cream, all junk food, additives such as mannitol, and sorbitol, margarine, nuts, organd and grapefruit juices, pastries, all processed foods, seeds, spicy foods, sugar, sugar free chewing gum, and wheat bran, and wheat products, these vood encourage secretion of mucus by the membranes and prevent the uptake of vital nutrients. Avoid alcohol and tobacco; these irritate the linings of the stomach and colon. Until the symptoms subside, reduce yourself to a bland diet. Organic baby food is great. Soft and will pass easily. Charcoal can reduce gas and bloating. Do not use it on a daily basis as it absorbs those needed nutrients. A probiotic is essential in restoring good digestive health, and maintaining it. Make sure you see your doctor for regular checkups, and report anything new for symptoms that may arise. The symptoms of IBS are similar to those of many other disorders, including cancer. If dietary modifications and natural medicine yield no relief, it is wise to see a gastroenterologist who specialize in the treatment of these ailments. Always see your doctor to rule out any other possible causes for your symptoms before beginning any new health regimen.
      Hope that helps, Judy. This was just a very outlined response. The best advice is see your doctor, rule out all other causes, and then seek the advice of a naturopath, homeopath, or naturologist to find the diet that works best for you.
      In light,

    • I found a wonderful article on that very subject and it’s listed on one of the blogs.

    • If you read my health blog, there is an entire section on that issue and how we can better take care of it.

  8. I will be posting a new health blog for ways to combat the illnesses that are quite familiar in the fall and winter, if you have any questions please send them to me at this blog site. I am a doctor of Naturology, plants and spirit. Look forward to hearing what you have to say…and if you would like a certain topic covered, let me know about it.
    Healthy life, happy soul!

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