Yin-Yang

emg This Simbol(Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other. While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold.
The Yellow Emperor said "The principle of Yin and Yang is the foundation of the entire universe. It underlies everything in creation. It brings about the development of parenthood; it is the root and source of life and death it is found with the temples of the gods In order to treat and cure diseases one must search for their origins."

"Heaven was created by the concentration of Yang, the force of light,
Earth was created by the concentration of Yin, the forces of darkness.

Yang stands for peace and serenity;
Yin stands for confusion and turmoil.

Yang stands for destruction;
Yin stands for conservation.

Yang brings about disintegration;
Yin gives shape to things....

Generating Energy (Qi)

Based on Five Element Theory, each elemental force generates or creates the next element in a creative sequence.
srt Cycle of Generation
  • Water generates wood. Rain nourishes a tree.
  • Wood generates fire. Burning wood generates fire.
  • Fire generates earth. Ash is created from the fire.
  • Earth generates metal. Metal is mined from the earth.
  • Metal generates water. Water condenses on metal.
When applying this "supportive relationship" to the human body,
we see that each internal organ embodies the energetic qualities
of the element it's related to.
Each organ is responsible for providing the energy needed by the next organ
in the generative cycle
  • Kidney (water element) supports the Liver (wood element).
  • Liver (wood element) supports the Heart (fire element).
  • Heart (fire element) supports the Spleen (earth element).
  • Spleen (earth element) supports the Lung (metal element).
  • Lung (metal element) supports the Kidney (water element).
Based on Five Element Theory, each elemental force is also associated with another element which it is responsible for controlling or regulating.
srt Cycle of Regulation
  • Water generates wood. Rain nourishes a tree.
  • Wood generates fire. Burning wood generates fire.
  • Fire generates earth. Ash is created from the fire.
  • Earth generates metal. Metal is mined from the earth.
  • Metal generates water. Water condenses on metal.

When applying this "regulating relationship" to the human body,
we see that each internal organ embodies the energetic qualities
of the element it's related to.
Each organ is responsible for providing energy to regulate or control
excesses or deficiencies in the energy of the organ it's associated with in this cycle.
  • Lung (metal element) controls Liver (wood element).
  • Heart (fire element) controls Lung (metal element).
  • Kidney (water element) controls Heart (fire element).
  • Spleen (earth element) controls Kidney (water element).
  • Liver (wood element) controls Spleen (earth element).
Our internal organs play a dual role in promoting and maintaining health: generating and regulating energy for each other.
Each organ passes energy to the organ it supports and when necessary, controls imbalances in the energy of the organ which it regulates.