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beginning also has an end; and that the end is the commencement of something new, and that from a maximum point there must be a decline to a minimum level, and vice versa.
 
beginning also has an end; and that the end is the commencement of something new, and that from a maximum point there must be a decline to a minimum level, and vice versa.
 
{{TOLL}} chapter 3 page 35
 
{{TOLL}} chapter 3 page 35
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The five viscera are the Yin organs of the body while the five bowel systems are the Yang organs. When only one organ has a weakness, this can be tackled in a straightforward manner (for instance, if the trouble is the heart, which is Yin, this can be dealt with through Yang foods and herbs). In other words, one kind of illness in an organ can be countered by the opposite influence. However, as the Nei Ching points out, if there are two Yin organs affected, then one Yang influence will not be enough to balance the good and the bad, so further steps have to be taken. This is where a thorough understanding of the harmony and opposition of the "Five Elements" is so essential to appreciate the depth of the Chinese arts in relation to the human body.
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The Nei Ching explains that if someone is ill and is suffering from a bout of fever, then the part of the face that turns red indicates which organ is affected, and is a directive where treatment should be directed.
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#A red complexion indicates the heart.
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#A red nose shows sickness of the spleen.
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#Red on the left side of the jaw points to the liver being under duress.
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#Red on the right side of the jaw signifies disease in the lungs.
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#A red chin points to trouble in the kidneys.
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In all these instances a very strong Yin influence is indicated and headaches, perspiration and even vomiting may be experienced.
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{{TOLL}} chapter 6 page 57
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Revision as of 16:43, 23 May 2021

The theory underlying this ancient trend of thought (five elements) is fully expressed in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of the Nei Ching {黄帝内经 Huángdì Nèijīng}(Internal Health), and proves without doubt that anything that has a beginning also has an end; and that the end is the commencement of something new, and that from a maximum point there must be a decline to a minimum level, and vice versa.

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The Tao of Long Life - The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming

by Chee Soo

©Seahorse Books 2008 reproduced with permission

chapter 3 page 35

The five viscera are the Yin organs of the body while the five bowel systems are the Yang organs. When only one organ has a weakness, this can be tackled in a straightforward manner (for instance, if the trouble is the heart, which is Yin, this can be dealt with through Yang foods and herbs). In other words, one kind of illness in an organ can be countered by the opposite influence. However, as the Nei Ching points out, if there are two Yin organs affected, then one Yang influence will not be enough to balance the good and the bad, so further steps have to be taken. This is where a thorough understanding of the harmony and opposition of the "Five Elements" is so essential to appreciate the depth of the Chinese arts in relation to the human body.

TOLL.jpg

The Tao of Long Life - The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming

by Chee Soo

©Seahorse Books 2008 reproduced with permission

chapter 3 page 41

The Nei Ching explains that if someone is ill and is suffering from a bout of fever, then the part of the face that turns red indicates which organ is affected, and is a directive where treatment should be directed.

  1. A red complexion indicates the heart.
  2. A red nose shows sickness of the spleen.
  3. Red on the left side of the jaw points to the liver being under duress.
  4. Red on the right side of the jaw signifies disease in the lungs.
  5. A red chin points to trouble in the kidneys.

In all these instances a very strong Yin influence is indicated and headaches, perspiration and even vomiting may be experienced.

TOLL.jpg

The Tao of Long Life - The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming

by Chee Soo

©Seahorse Books 2008 reproduced with permission

chapter 6 page 57




The Nei Ching (黄帝内经 Huángdì Nèijīng), which is reputed to have been written by the Yellow Emperor and to be the oldest medical book in existence, is the classic work on Chinese internal medicine, and it states that "Yin is active within and is a guardian of the Yang, whereas Yang is active on the outside and is the regulator of the Yin" — equating harmony of the Yin and Yang with health and constant youthfulness, and disharmony with ill health, disease or death.

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The Taoist Art of K'ai Men

by Chee Soo

Copyright ©Seahorse Books 2006 (reproduced with permission)