Episode 1: Yin & Yang (Part 1) | The Balance Of Two Opposing Forces
Welcome to Episode 1 of ‘Acupuncture West London – The Podcast’. Today’s episode is entitled, Yin & Yang.
Yin and Yang are representative of a cosmic duality that governs the universe. But what does this actually mean, and, as practitioners, how can we best put these concepts into practice in the treatment of our patients?
To answer these questions, you’ll need to do two things:
- Download your FREE copy of our brand new e-book, Yin & Yang.
- Tune in to our brand-new episode below. You can also listen on iTunes, Spotify or Podbean
In episode 1, we discuss the following:
- Yin and Yang as a static concept, and within numerology
- Yang, Qi and Yin: Motive force and the relationship between Yin and Yang
- The Laws of Yin and Yang
- The Tai Ji Symbol
- The Four Seasons and Five Phases
- Quality vs. Quantity
- The Three Yin and Three Yang
- The Eight Principles
- Yin and Yang within the clinic
- Yin and Yang within pathology
Numerology is a vital part of Chinese philosophy. Odd numbers are representative of Yang; even numbers, of Yin.
So when we talk about the number 1 in Chinese numerology, we’re talking about the following:
- the universal spark
- the beginning of all things
- unity of the universe
- the infinite
- the un-manifest
- the Dao
TAO TE CHING: The Book of The Way (Chapter 1)
“The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
The unnameable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realise the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.“
So, what remains nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth. What we can name is often referred to within Chinese philosophy as “mother of the ten thousand things” – the perceivable or the manifest. Even so, everything comes from the source – something untouchable, unperceivable – from the number One – including yin and yang.