oa South African Family Practice - The Reality of Order and Chaos : letter : correspondence

Volume 50, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Everything in Chinese Medicine has a Yin and Yang pole to it. Poles are not parts but belong together, and Yin and Yang are in a dynamic relationship to each other. This may not make much sense to Westerners until one explains that the Yin pole can also be interpreted as order and the Yang pole as change. So in all seemingly-isolated systems there is both a Yin (order) and a Yang (change) functioning pole.

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