The theory of Yin and Yang, derived from prolonged observations of nature, describes the way phenomena naturally group in pairs of opposites - heaven and earth, sun and moon, night and day, winter and summer, male and female, up and down, inside and outside, movement and stasis. These pairs of opposites are also mutual complements.

Located below the rib cage, near the middle of the back, there is one kidney on each side of the spine.

Like many of our organs, the kidneys are sophisticated reprocessing machines. Every day, a person's kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The wastes and extra water become urine, which flows to the bladder through tubes called ureters. The bladder stores urine until releasing it through urination.

The theory of Five Elements rests on the notion that all phenomena in the universe are the products of the movement and mutation of five qualities: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These are known as Five Elements.

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