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The Eight Guiding Principles of Chinese Medicine

In conjunction with the Theory of the Five Elements, there are Eight Guiding Principles followed in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  By differentiating the energetic imbalances or the nature of the patient’s condition, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners use the guiding principles, which consist of four polar opposites:  yin/yang, cold/heat, deficiency (xu) / …

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The Five Element Theory Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The theory surrounds the idea that both human beings, both physically and mentally, are also intertwined with nature.  It is somewhat difficult for Westerners to relate this philosophy; however, it is a fundamental understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Within the five element theory, each of the five elements has a …

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