Chinese philosophy created Yin and Yang, thousands of years ago. It has survived over the centuries because of its ideal way of explaining everything we see around us.
Yin and yang are opposite forces, and they need to be balanced for all to be well. In all, they were indeed interconnected, and in some cases, when the balance is wrong, danger and destruction can occur. Most of life ‘s inherent dichotomies are mostly actual manifestations of it.
Some of the paradigms found in life are real embodiments of them. Yet they aren’t merely seen as abstract ideals. Light or dark, high/low, hot/cold, fire/water, death/life, male/female, sun/moon, etc. You can probably think of a natural opposite for everything that you see, and that is how it can be seen in the world. However, yin-yang is not necessarily opposing each other. Still, often one is required for the other one to exist. For example, you cannot have a dark shadow without light.
The effects of believing in yin and yang can be seen throughout ancient and modern Chinese culture, particularly within Chinese martial arts and medicine. They are crucial within disciplines such as Taichi because it is all about balancing the body and the mind sufficiently to reach a state of relaxation and physical fitness. When it comes to Traditional Chinese Medicine, yin and yang once again feature heavily.
Traditional Chinese medical practitioners believe that diseases occur inside the body when there is no yin and yang balance and acupuncture point disruption. Qi acupuncture can stabilize the balance and blood flow will also be obstructed, causing local and systemic illnesses.
Yin and yang are in everything. With every push, there must be a pull. With every light, there must be some dark. That is how the world works, and that is how our bodies work too. By better understanding the balance that they portrayed, it is possible to achieve balance within the world and ourselves. With every stress, there must be a rest. With every toxin, there must be an antidote.