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Terminology of TCM

Yin And Yang:
Yin and Yang, are general term for two opposite aspects of matters and phenomena in the nature which are interrelated with and opposed to each other, represents not only tow different matters in opposition but two opposite aspects in the same entity. Yin refers to the physique in function and morphology, which means you can visually see it, for example: your body, or a tumor inside your body. Yang refers to the function in functions and morphology, which means you can not visually see it, but you can feel its exist. For example, the force you have to life a heavy item.

Eight Principles:
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we use eight principles to guide the diagnosis process. It has 4 pairs of differentiating syndromes.
1. Yin and Yang      2. Exterior and Interior     3. Deficiency and Excess       4. Cold and Heat.
these eight basic syndromes signify the location of pathological changes, the nature of disease, the condition of body resistance and pathogenic factors. These are the general principles for differentiation of syndromes and no matter how complex the disease, the eight principles can be used to give an analysis and differentiation.