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Chinese and Indian culture both developed a form of medical science that varied in its way to explain the natural world and how it functions Although the Chinese focused strictly on the importance of balance the Indians did not Rather than believing balance was the sole aspect to a long life and maintaining a healthy body the Indians incorporated it into their beliefs as one of the many key factors Chinese medical foundation consisted on the belief of the Yin and Yang The focus of the Yin and the Yang was created during the Zhou dynasty and was used during the Han Dynasty due to the creation of The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine The Yin is the female principle of darkness and death while the yang is the male principle of light and life The principle of light and life is correlated to the day the sun strength and activity While the principle of death and darkness is associated with the night the moon weakness and passivity This implied that after a night of sleep people should get up early in the morning and briskly walk around the yard followed by loosening their hair and slowing down their movement This symbolizes that they wish to live healthfully The Chinese also incorporated religious beliefs into medicine believing that the Yang was created by heaven and the Yin by the earth Every aspect of nature including humans contained a unique blend of Yin and Yang Balance is critical because since the Yin and Yang are opposites they complement each other and create characteristics displayed in both humans and in nature Spring fall winter and summer where also considered important in regards to the balance of the Yin and the Yang Spring is when the Yang is on the rise while the Yin is on the wane and summer is the season of the Yang while the Yin stays dormant In the
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