Yin Yang You authors journeyed across the globe to research the breakthrough book. A world-class team sought to pair the latest advancements in Western medicine with centuries-old techniques from the East.
Authors visited with world-renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors. As part of the research and writing process, Anlong Xu, Ph.D., co-author of Yin Yang You, as well as a professor of molecular biology and president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, welcomed his colleagues into his pharmacy.
There, he explained the sheer scope of continuing research.
“We have more than 2,000 identified compounds from commonly used herbs,” Xu says.
Xu’s colleague further explains what these findings mean.
“We have many, many meridians in the body,” says Lepang Wang, Ph.D., who collaborated on Yin Yang You and who serves as an associate professor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. “The meridians are live the rivers of energy. We all that Qi.”
And Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the life force that flows through the body and through which much of TCM revolves.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, the book’s co-author and Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” marveled at the work being done to help individuals live better lives.
Even more, Oz leans on his decade-long relationship with scientists at USANA Health Sciences in Salt Lake City to find the best science to achieve optimal health.
“USANA’s global effort to seek out health solutions knows no bounds,” Oz says of the award-winning research and development team. “USANA gave me the opportunity to learn more from the East.”
Those learnings — coupled with years of experience in Western medicine — result in a harmonious approach to health that’s detailed in Yin Yang You.
“After all, that’s what Yin and Yang are all about,” the book explains, “the balance and harmony of two things working together.”
Rob Sinnott, Ph.D., who collaborated on Yin Yang You and appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” in October to talk about the research, understands the importance of optimal health.
“We’ve been striving to globalize health for years,” says Sinnott, chief scientific officer for USANA, which operates in 24 countries around the world. “But it was great to share our ideas with so many world leaders, to learn about indigenous medicine, and then to realize that a lot of the problems we’re facing are common human problems that exist around the world.
“The solutions are within reach,” he continues. “We just need to find them.”
Yin Yang You: Research in Practice
The mission of Yin Yang You isn’t to replace Western thinking, treatments, and approaches. Rather, the book seeks to start conversations around complementary ideas. Yin Yang You strives to demystify the world of TCM and explain how a balance between Eastern and Western medicine can work wonders in helping to create a balanced life.
It’s a user’s guide to help us find balance — Yin and Yang — for a healthier body and mind.