In acupuncture treatment, it is necessary that Yin and Yang are used properly depending on the patient's condition.
So what are Yin and Yang?
The following is a part of my book, How to treat yourself at without medication.
Part 2 Eastern Medicine
Yin makes our body loose and cool.
Yang makes our body firm and warm.
If Yin is too much in your lower body, you feel cold in your lower body and you may have lower back pain.
If Yang is too much in your chest, you feel hot in your chest and you may have palpitations.
That is to say, the imbalance of these 2 kinds of energy in our body causes various diseases.
Let’s take a look at what kind of disease occurs when an organ has an imbalance of energy.
2.1 Yin and Yang
2.1.1 Yin and Yang (Definition)
Yin is centrifugal energy and Yang is centripetal energy;
However, this doesn't explain the characters of Yin and Yang very well.
Centrifugal energy is a condition that is loose and cold. Centripetal energy is a condition that is tight and warm.
Let's think about constipation.
If constipation happens because your intestines are loose and don't have the power to push the stool out that is Yin type constipation.
If the constipation happens because your intestines are too tight and all the water in the intestines has been absorbed, that is Yang type constipation.
For Yin type constipation, it is necessary to tighten up your intestines. Therefore, it is good to have salt which has Yang energy.
On the contrary, for Yang type constipation, it is necessary to loosen up your intestines so it is good to have sesame oil, vegetables, etc. which have Yin energy.
So even if the name of the disease is the same, what you need to do is different depending on whether the disease is a Yin or a Yang type condition.