Chinese medicine focus on the states of equilibrium and harmony, I have talked about harmony before, now I will talk about the balance- equilibrium. In Chinese philosophy, when the equilibrium and harmony exist in the perfection, a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, as results, all things will be nourished and flourish. The same rule applies to human body. What is equilibrium in human? It is the matter and energy, the physical and the mental, the inner and outer are under ideally dynamic balanced states. The equilibrium is the great root for all organ functions.
The Yin and Yang has to be balanced in human body, the five elements: WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER are correlated with five human organ which in Chinese medicine term: LIVER, HEART, SPLEEN, LUNG, KIDNEY, they all have to perform under the equilibrium, otherwise body will be dysfunction, unbalanced function can cause all those problems which we call disease.
To learn Chinese, you have to have a strong power of understanding about how the body reacts from inter promotion and inter restraint, how the Yin and Yang be balanced. When you know how, you can find the way to help body to restore their balance, after the balance rebuilt, people can away from disease. As an acupuncturist, my goal is to maintain this equilibrium in your body, to assist individual to return the dynamic balance state.