Yin and yang are in a continual  state of flux within the body. Good health
is dependent upon the balance of yin and yang being constantly harmonious.

There is a natural minimum and maximum level of yin and yang in the human
body. The body's energy is known as ch'i and is a yang force. The movement of
ch'i in the human body is complemented by the movement of blood, which is a
yin force. The very slightest displacement of the fine balance of yin or yang
in the human body can quickly lead to poor health and sickness. However, yang
illness can be cured by yin treatment, and yin illness can be cured by yang
treatment. Everybody has their own individual balance of yin and yang. It is
likely that a hot tempered person will have strong yang forces, and that a
peaceful person will have strong yin forces. Your nature is closely
identified with your health, and before Chinese medicine can be prescribed,
your moods must be carefully taken into account. A balance of joy, anger,
sadness, happiness, worry, pensivness, and fear must always be maintained.
This fine balance is known in China as the Harmony of the Seven Sentiments.

Born in the year of the Rooster, you are associated with the element gold.
This element is linked with the lungs, large intestine, nose, skin, and hair.
These are the parts of the human body that are most relevant to the pattern
of your health. You are also associated with the emotion of sorrow, and with
acrid-tasting food.

The lotus flower is associated with your astrological sign. Its seeds are
used to strengthen the spleen and stomach, promote mental stability, and
control the loss of body fluids.

In China, lotus seed and lily soup is served at the end of wedding banquets.
This is because their Chinese names for a pun on "continuous sons" and "one
hundred together", and the soup represents a wish for one hundred years of
married life, with many sons.

Chinese medicine is specific; therefore, never take lotus seeds or any other
herb unless you are following advice from a doctor.