Five Turnings

heaven and earth Five Turnings: 五 運 wu yun.  Equivalent term for 五 行 wu xing — “five walkings” — the five phases or five movements of classical Chinese medicine and physics.  Wu xing and wu yun appear equally as often in the Huangdi Neijing Suwen, the seminal text of classical Chinese medicine; in one instance a composite term, 五 運 行 wu yun xing, reinforces the intended meaning.
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