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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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