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Yin Yang and Body Types

The strength of traditional Chinese Medicine theories is that we look at every case individually and identify the underlying cause of the conditions due to imbalances from either constitution or post-natal environment. Two people both have similar symptoms of acid reflux. One person is possibly due to the inherent cold condition in the digestive system while the other person is due to excess heat in the stomach. These two people are told to have different body types.

Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on balancing Yin and Yang energies within the body. Its ultimate goal is to reach optimal balance. Optimal balance leads to good overall health, whether it is physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Once body has to reach the peak of its ultimate balance, it is considered healthy and this prevents illness and disease. According to traditional Chinese medicine, each individual is born with a certain body type and each organ is either Yin or Yang dominated. Our body type determines how we live and behave and how we deal with diseases and bacteria. As human beings, we try to balance Yin and Yang energies through our dietary guidelines. This means that our body works to balance the energies through the foods we prefer. The downside here is that sometimes, the energies in our bodies are so uneven and off balance that the diets we think are beneficial to us are actually hurting our health, which is why we have to be aware of our body type and the foods we need to harmonize our organs.


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Hologram Theory in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Hologram theory is a fundamental principle existing in the universe.  This theory can be applied to various practices, especially acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.  The theories of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine include the observation and comprehension of the principles governing the human body and human life.  The human body and human life are parts of the universe.  The microsytem of the human body reflects the macrosystem of the cosmos (a holographic example).  Human life follows the basic principles of the universe.  Therefore, hologram theories can be applied everywhere in our study about the human body and life.  Understanding and applying these holographic theories helps us comprehend the theories in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.  It is also helpful in diagnosing and treating various health conditions.

To understand the hologram theory as it applies to life and the universe, we can examine holographic photography.  In holographic photography, any one portion of a hologram contains enough data to reproduce the entire hologram.  A hologram is defined as being a three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other light source.  In holographic photography, when a holographic plate is held up to regular light, it shows only a pattern of splatter marks. The hologram is only seen when the plate is viewed with a special projection device, which provides the appropriate light source. However, should the holographic plate be broken, any one fragment of the plate will show the entire image when viewed in the projection device.

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Holograms do not just exist in holographic photography. Like previously mentioned, the universe itself is a giant hologram and every little piece of it contains the whole image. Thus, everything exists as part of a continuum. As David Bohm, a quantum physicist, explains, things can be part of an undivided whole, but all possess unique qualities. Whirlpools or eddies in a river, for example, have their own qualities.  For example, whirlpools or eddies in a river have their own qualities such as size, rate, and direction of motion, but it is not possible to distinguish where the whirlpool ends and the river begins. Everything exists in dynamic interconnectedness with everything else.

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