In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Human Being is considered in its entirety, and is made of Energy (Qi) :
Wang Chong (27-97) wrote : «Qi creates the human body, as water gives ice. In the same way that water gives ice by freezing, Qi concentrates to create the human body. When the ice melts, it returns to water, once someone dies, he returns to spirit (Shen).»
If the Energy concentrates, the shape appears, if the Energy scatters, the shape dies.» (Yimen Falü)
Any imbalance (disease) must be treated globally, not only on the symptom. Chinese Medicine uses the Yin-Yang universal law, and the 5 elements theory. The Su-Wen tells : «Yin-Yang is the general law of the Universe, the conclusion of all things, the origin of the transformation of all, of growth-destruction». The two opposite aspects of Yin and Yang are never in a frozen situation, but constantly in the moving of increasing-decreasing : when Yin increases, then Yang decreases, and when Yang increases, then Yin decreases. In every Yin there’s a little of Yang, and in every Yang there’s a little of Yin.
The Tao Symbol (Universal Energy), represents Yin and Yang in balance :