Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
An Ancient Practice of Timeless Perspectives
Yin Yang Theory
Yin Yang Theory was developed by the Yin Yang School, or Naturalist School, during the Warring States period (476-221 BC). According to this school of thought, it is said that from the Tao, or the Great Mystery, was birthed the Yin and the Yang, through which was created the 10,000 Things. The Tao is Everything and Nothing, the Source of All Things, yet Nameless. The Yin, which births the Yang, is the receptive, feminine, cool, dark aspect of duality. The Yang, which moves the Yin, is the active, masculine, warm, light aspect of duality. The Yin and Yang are inseparable, interdependent, inter-transforming, complimentary opposites. The so-called 10,000 Things, or all things within manifest reality, each have a Yin and Yang aspect, just as each human being has a right and left side, female and male qualities, and an unconscious from which consciousness is sourced. Health is maintained by the dynamic balance between Yin and Yang. If one aspect goes into its extreme, it transforms into its opposite. If the two separate, there is death. Therefore, it is vital to follow the Middle Path and live in moderation in order to enjoy a full, exuberant life.