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Yeasts

A general term for single-celled rounded fungi that reproduce by budding. Brewers’ and bakers’ yeasts are Saccharomyces cerevisiae; therapeutic dried…

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Yuan Qi

Often translated as, “original Qi,” or “primary Qi.” Yuan Qi is the most important kind of Qi in the body.…

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Ying Zheng

Also known as Ying Liu, or enlarged neck. It often results from Liver Qi stagnation, Qi, and phlegm accumulation due…

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Yin Shui

One of two types of edema. Yin Shui is often chronic and has a deficient presentation of cold. It is…

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Ying Qi

Often translated as “nutritive Qi.” This Qi is carried by the blood inside the blood vessels, and is distributed to…

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Yin Huang

One of two types of jaundice. Huang means yellow. Yin Huang is caused by Spleen Yang deficiency leading to cold–damp…

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Yin and Yang

An ancient Chinese philosophical concept. Literally, Yin is “the shady side of the mountain,” and Yang is “the sunny side…

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Yang Ming

Usually translated as “Bright Yang,” this is the second of the Six Channels. In this stage, stagnant heat accumulates in…

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Yang Shui

One of two types of edema. Yang Shui is often acute and has an excessive presentation of heat. It is…

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Yang Huang

One of two types of jaundice. Huang means “yellow.” Yang Huang is caused by damp–heat of Liver and Gallbladder and…

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