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The Yellow Emperor(week2)

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9/12/07 UGC111 Throughout both The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine and the Yin and Yang Medical Theory the reader is exposed to two different theories based on complete harmony. The first being in The Yellow Emperors classic of Internal Medicine where it is believed that one only achieves outstanding health as a result of one being in harmony with nature. As depicted in the Yin and Yang Medical Theory the person is only healthy when the yin and yang are equal, and neither is dominate over the other. During the Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine it explains how over one’s lifetime his/ her body goes through numerous changes. It also explains the separate changes that take place in both the male and female’s bodies. Nature is a major contributor to one’s health in this theory. For example if someone doesn’t respect the changes of a season than that will affect their health in the upcoming season. I think that this is a little strange that an entire culture can believe that their health is based on whether or
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Unformatted text preview: not they respect the seasons. The Yin and Yang Medical Theory in contrast to the yellow emperors theory believes that one’s health is directly related to the harmony of its souls inner halves rather than ones relationship with nature. This theory is based on the belief that if one side either the Yin or the Yang is to powerful than the other is weaker and vice versa. This is where the people’s behavior is formed, as a result of the unbalance of the two sides. That person is only at complete harmony if both halves are entirely equal and balanced. Both theories of health are dependent on the persons relationship with either his surroundings and nature or his relationship with his inner self. The theories are both similar in that they are depend on the persons relationship with something which is the basis of many ancient civilizations beliefs....
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