Through observing nature, ancient Chinese realized that all things group together in pairs of opposites; heaven and earth, sun & moon, night and day, male and female, etc. The concepts of Yin & Yang were devised to define and explain the nature of all phenomena including the human body.

Yin & Yang are used to categorize both anatomic parts and physiological functions; examples are demonstrated by the following chart.

Yin –Yang Categories for Body Regions
  Yin Yang
Parts of the body Interior, Abdomen, Lower body Exterior, Back, Upper body
Tissues & Organs Bones, Connective tissue, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung and Kidney Skin, Body hair, Gall bladder, Stomach, Intestines, Bladder, Triple burner
Functions Blood Energy (Qi)

In Chinese theories of medicine, harmony between Yin & Yang energy is health and imbalances lead to physical problems. Therefore, healing deals not just with symptoms but the underlying issues.

Under Chinese medicine, we offer our clients acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and cupping.