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QI, YIN-YANG AND BALANCE

     Qi, Yin-Yang and balance are three of the most frequently used words in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). In the West, the balance of the body can be understood as an alternative term of homeostasis, the basic concept of modern medicine.   Homeostasis refers to the mechanisms for the maintenance of all life signs such as body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. Owing to the homeostasis mechanisms, many pathological states, as long as they are not yet very serious, can be converted back to previous physiological states automatically or through certain simple and natural intervention, such as acupuncture.

 

      Yin-yang, which the circular symbol is composed of two interlocked tadpoles, half-black and half-white (black is yin and white is yang), reflects the inescapably intertwined duality of all things in nature. In terms of human body functions, it can be understood as hypo/hyper aspects respectively. As for Qi, there are many symbols, such as respiratory air, abdominal gas, muscular strength, mood, and certain sensations, but “vital energy/life force” is one of the summative explanations.