Chinese Journal of Nature ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (2): 69-72.

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Taiji Graph Reflects the Most Basic Cyclical Motion, the Simple Harmonic Vibration

WANG Yong-yan①, ZHANG Qiming② ,   ZHAO Yi-jun③   

  1. ①CAE Member, ②Professor, Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine  China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China; ③Vice Researcher, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2008-10-17 Revised:2008-10-17 Online:2009-04-20 Published:2009-04-20

Abstract: Yinyang in Chinese medicine has several kinds of meaning. Based on the Western logic and philosophy, the paper defined Yin, Yang as relative attributes, Yinyang as relationships. It is found that the sum of Yin and Yang is a constant. Yinyang is a series of special contradictions. The obliquity of ecliptic results in the seasonal rhythm of solar illumination. It is deduced from the rhythm that the curves in Taiji Graph are two Archimedes helices. Taiji Graph reflects the most basic cyclical motion, the simple harmonic vibration.

Key words: Yinyang, Archimedes helix, Taiji Graph, simple harmonic vibration, Chinese medicine