Major meaning of the Universe
Qian means universe, means sky. It
belongs to the Metal in the Five-element system. It is pure
Yang. It is called Old Father, Old Yang, Old Son, and also
Kun means the earth, the land. It
belongs to the Soil in the Five-elements. It is pure Yin. It
is also called Old Mother, Old Yin. The intercourse between
the Qian and the Kun gave the birth of six children.
(This paragraph is not translated,
since it is related to the complex Ba Gua knowledge.)
(This paragraph is not translated,
since it is related to the complex Ba Gua knowledge.)
The meaning of the Kan Gua
Kan is associated with
the Water. It belongs to the Yin, the blood. The real Yang
lives in the Kan, in the water. …… The
Kan Gua in the human body is the Kidney, in which the little
True Yang is hidden in the two Yin. It lives inside of the
pure Yin, is the core, the key, the kernel of human life, is
the true seed of life. In many books, it is also termed the
The explanation for the True Yang is
largely variable among different books. The beginner first
read the medical books, might feel hard to understand it
meaning, so that they may catch mistake in the recognition
of clinic conditions. Here I collect all of the various
terms used in these books, to clarify their meanings.
The True Yang might have been called
Xiang Fire, the Life Gate Fire, the Dragon-thunder Fire, the
No-root Fire, the Ying Fire, or Xue Fire.
When the True Yang has trouble, the
condition is termed “Yuang Yang not comes back”, the “True
Fire floating”, the “Kidney Qi not inhale down”, “Qi not
comes back”, the “Single Yang floating”, the “Xu Fire
pushing up” and so on. All of the phases mean the True Yang
in the Kan
The True Yang is developed from inherit
Qian metal, so is also called the Dragon (the Dragon). The
one True Yang falls into the two Yin, transforms into water,
is the root of the water (so it is the source of the water).
The nature of the water is flowing down. It is the
localization, the position, the definition of the
after-birth Kan Gua.
No question about this transformation process at all.
It should be known that, the Dragon in
the current is the new born Dragon (the Dragon means the
Pure Yang in the Kan Gua). It cannot fly up to manipulate
the cloud to cause rain. It can only hide and live and stay
in the deep water. It takes the water as its home, takes the
nature of the water as its own nature, so stay and reside in
the lower position, obey as follower in the lower position.
In clinic, there is a condition called
Xu Fire floating. It is due to the overwhelming of water
(the water belongs to the Yin). The more overwhelming of the
water, the stronger the Dragon (the Dragon belongs to Fire).
The water is one degree more, the Dragon will also be one
degree stronger. So, the swimming of the Dragon in this
condition is due to the more water (allowing it to swim),
not due to the Dragon refuses to stay quiet.
So the medical bible said: upon the Yin
overwhelming, the Yang will decline, and wane. It should
therefore know that, to solve the disorder, the herbs used
should support the Yang but to suppress the Yin. The
ordinary doctors, the less qualified doctors, start to
nourish the Yin and reduce the Fire for such “Xu Fire
floating” condition, without verifying the true reason for
it. They believe they know the reason and not know the true
reason is actually the Yin overwhelming (here means too much
kidney water) and Yang deficiency (here means the King Fire
is weak). They do not support the Yang but supply more Yin.
The final result is of course to add more ice on the snow
(e.g. to make thing worse). How can we not regard them as
low quality doctor?
I found that, patient with such Xu Fire
floating condition like to drink hot soup or hot water,
hesitates to eat or drink cold water. This is enough to
approve the mistake to supply, or to nourish more Yin in the
Someone said that the herb Rougui and
Fuzi work to bring the Fire return its home (kidney). They
did not know the real meaning of the return. The Guizhi,
Rougui, Fuzi and Ganjiang are all as a mass of Fire. They do
not know that with more Fire, the Yin will disappear by
itself, such as with the big Sun, there is no cloud in the
The herb Rougui and Fuzi are strong to
supply the Yang in the Kan (kidney) and the Li (heart). Its nature
is very sharp, aggressive and strong. It is enough to melt
the floating Yin Qi. After disappear of the Yin Qi in the
upper part of the body, the body is clear as the sky clear
of cloud. The Yin and Yang in the body are in the balance
without any disorders. This is the mechanism by which those
herb work. How can we tell the mechanism as they returning
the Fire?! From the history, so many scholars and doctors
failed to find the true meaning of the Yang in the Water, so
that the later doctors are confused and supply more Yin in
such condition, resulting the death of numberless of people.
It is really a thousands years of mistake and huge pretty in
the medical society.
(The commonly found so called Xu Fire
floating conditions are as the current medicine termed
chronic inflammation in the throat, the esophagus, the
mouth, and so on. Though treated with Fire-clearing therapy,
or nourishing Yin and reducing Fire therapy, such as the use
of Liu Shen Wan, Hou Yang Wan, etc., the diseases remained
without cure. With the use of supplying Yang and suppressing
Yin therapy, such as the use of Gancao Ganjiang Tang, Fuli
Lizhong Tang, and so on, the results are usually excellent.
(This is a poem)
The meaning of the Li Gua
Li is the Fire, belongs to Yan. It is
the Qi. It is the home for the True Yin to live. It is
associated with the Heart in the body. The little True Yin
hides in the two Yang. It is located in the exact South
position. It is associated with the Human King, is the most
honored one among the 12 organs, is the King of the all
angles, is the king of the human body. So, it is said: “the
Heart holds the Spirit”, or “the Spirit lives in the Heart”.
The True Yang in the
(kidney) originates from the Qian Yuan. This is the first
one; the True Yin in the Li (Heart), originates from the Kun
Yuan. This is the second. The two is actually the same
origination. So it is said the True Yang is the True Yin,
and the True Yin is the True Yang, in some aspect. They are
the mothers of each other, and as the husband and the wife
in the body. In the middle of the night, the Yang starts,
out of the true water and moving into the heart. On the
noon, the True Yin is born. It goes down and brings the
heart Fire into the kidney. Such one goes up and one goes
down, in a circle pattern without end. This is the way of
life to maintain.
 Dragon in
western culture is a evil animal, but in Chinese
culture, it is an animal signal with super power,
but no evil meaning. Some translators suggested to
use the Chinese pinyin “Dragon” instead of the
English word “dragon”.
 It is very
difficult to understand the Ba Gua knowledge, though
it is very useful knowledge system in the Chinese
culture. It is hard for almost more than 98% of the
Chinese medicine doctor though he/she is Chinese.
Unfortunately, in this book, the explanation of the
herb function frequently involves the Ba Gua
knowledge system. Once it occurs, we have to omit
the translation. The readers might be suggested to
understand how to make the diagnosis and how to use
the herbs introduced in this book. After practice in
clinic for some years and get confidence with the
efficiency for the medical system introduced in this
book, you then come back to review the reasons why
the herbs work in the related clinic condition. We
believe that, everyone has to learn the Chinese
medicine by this way. This is really a life long
learning process. Every time when you come back to
review the book, you may have a refreshed and a new
impression for the meaning in this book.
Ba here means eight. Gua here means
 Kan Gua is
one of the Gua in the Ba Gua system. Ba here means
eight. So, in the Ba Gua system, there are eight Gua
totally. There are more detailed Gua system called
64 Gua system. All belong to the Daoism in Chinese
culture. Readers must feel very hard to understand
this book if you have no any knowledge about the
eight Gua or the 64 Gua system. It is not your
fault, neither the fault of the Chinese medicine per
se. It is the nature of the Nature. We have to try
to understand the complex Nature, rather than ask
the Nature evolute to simple to allow us to
 Xu Fire:
hollow Fire, not concrete Fire, no shape Fire. Think
about the sun shine. It is warm, hot, but no shape.
 The Ba Gua is
also separated into the inherit Ba Gua (before
birth) and the after-birth Ba Gua. The position of
each Gua in the two Ba Gua systems are different.
 Note here: it
is the True Yang in the Kidney (water) that brings
the kidney water moving up into the heart to nourish
the Heart Fire. It is the True Yin in the Heart (the
fire) that brings the heart Fire down into the
Kidney to warm the water in the kidney.