In our work with asian medicine, we develop a professional understanding and respect for the ancient concepts of yin and yang. Originally used to describe the relation of light and shadow, as in the suns course through the heavens in the daily cycle, yin often represents shade, the moon and the feminine principle yang is frequently interpreted as bright, the sun and the masculine principle. Editors note the following is a continuance of a two-part series on transgender health, the first of which appeared in the may 2003 issue. This article was originally intended for publication in the july issue of acupuncture today, but was rescheduled to the august issue due to space restrictions. Be like the cat that is strong, agile, and flexible, not the cow, which has huge muscles but little real strength. The taste that corresponds to and supports the liver is sour. Au offers a list of only the best & top traditional chinese medicine (tcm) in sydney nsw performed by qualified tcm practitioners. Heres how to prevent getting sick in winter by following these simple tcm theories and using these tcm formulas. And dont forget to bring a jacket! As of this writing, it is november. At least not at activeherb headquarters in san diego, where early november temperatures have exceeded 80. Because of its mild actions, it is only used as an assistant herb to shi gao and zhi mu. For thirst with irritability due to heat consuming fluids, it is commonly used and often combined with yin-nourishing and fluids-generating herbs because it can clear stomach heat and generate fluids. Sweet, neutral lung, stomach and large intestine meridians entered. Clear heat and promote the secretion of saliva or body fluid, strengthen the stomach and whet appetite, remove toxicity and resolve swelling. Traditional chinese medicine (tcm) is a branch of traditional medicine that is said to be based on more than 3,500 years of chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), bonesetter (die-da), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern western medicine.