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The Philosophy of Chinese Medicine Jun Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Holistic Health Studies, Department of Health Education.
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1. Basic Concepts 1. Dao ( ಓʣ 2. Qi ( ) 3. Yin and Yang ( 䧉䧈ʣ 4. Wu Xing ( ޒߦ ,the Five phases)
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What is Dao? • Laozi (six century B.C.E.) • Dao can be understood as Non-being ( Ꮰʣ from which ten thousand of beings arise. Dao is an on-going process. • Dao is described as empty, silence, and dark- enigma. Dao is inexplicable. • Wu Wei ( ໭ູ )-literally means “doing nothing” in the sense of not interfering with the unfolding natural process. The action of Dao is non-action
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What Is Qi ( )? • Qi (pronounced chee), literally means vapor, breath, or air, is commonly conceived as the vital energy in the universe. Philosophically , qi is described as the universal force or energy template from which all of existence are fashioned, not restricted to living organisms.
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fundamental concept in Chinese medicine because
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course HH 383 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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