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Yin Yang Theory And Chinese Medicine View

 Yin Yang Theory And Chinese Medicine View

The underlying fundamental ideological thesis of Chinese classical philosophy is a system of philosophical theoretical thinking having a scheme of four dimensions, which are "the way of heaven", "the way of earth", "the human way" and "the change of seasons". In other words, Chinese classical philosophy considers the principles governing the changes in the universe and the heavenly bodies, the rules that underlie geophysics and the evolution of creatures: animals and plants, and the laws governing the changes in human societies to be one organic totality with its components mutually influencing and constraining each other, with revelations of changes in matters and things that go on with the passage of time as the basis for investigations.

Therefore, Chinese classical philosophy is a mode of thinking by "synthetic analysis". In classical Chinese philosophy, the scientific proposition of "interactions between man and nature" was put forward on the foundation of this basic ideology. To be put in a nutshell, if you want to know the Chinese cultural history and get an idea of its erudition and profundity, you must know the law of conservation of "yin" and "yang" and the theory of "interaction between man and nature" of the Chinese classical philosophy. In contrast, all Western philosophies are dualistic with man opposed to heaven, earth and nature. In thinking about and analyzing problems they take for the starting point man’s mastery over heaven, earth and all things in the world. For this reason, the mode of thinking that Western philosophies resort to is by "linear analysis".

Traditional Chinese medical practitioners hold the view that the human body is an organic whole, that a local change which is a disorder can affect the entire body while a pathological change in the whole body can be reflected as a local phenomenon, and that, therefore, although the pathological essence of the change that is involved in the disease is hidden inside there must be a certain symptom or more than one symptom reflected outside.
An important consideration in the effort to balance this sacred triad is to harmonize one's internal environment with one's external environment. People are a product of their environment; their environment can serve as a gate leading to the spiritual realm.

In contrast to the "outside-inside" method adopted by traditional Chinese medical practitioners, Western medical practitioners generally adopt the "inside-outside" method for the study of physiological and pathological changes in the human body. All the research methods used by Western medicine in such disciplines as anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology and pathology are of the "inside-outside" type. Thanks to the progress of natural sciences, Western medicine has been able to draw support from the achievements of natural sciences to push forward its process of cognition of the histology of the human body from relying at first on the naked eye to using the microscope and then to employing at the present stage the electronic microscope. As all the procedures of using this kind of method are readily accessible to sight and touch, they afford insights into the substance of each matter involved and make possible cognition through observations with the help of experiments. Therefore, learning is made easier and more acceptable to scholars.

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