Chinese Culture, Health And Illness

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The Chinese culture is built around thousands of years of tradition. Understanding these Chinese beliefs and social influences may benefit you when attending to someone of this culture.
In Chinese culture, respect towards an authority figure is shown by giving a slight bow and to avoid making eye contact. If people of the opposite sex make eye contact, it may be considered as a flirtatious act. It is also inappropriate and rude to address an elder or person of higher status by their first name. They should be addressed by their designation ( i.e. Mr. Mrs. Miss) unless told other wise.
Yin Yang
In Chinese culture, health and illness concentrates on the balance between body, mind, and spirit, expressed as Yin Yang. It symbolizes the idea that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. There is a belief in part of the Chinese culture, that a physical illness is caused by an imbalance of Yin Yang.
Beliefs about Blood
Many Chinese tend to be against donating blood because in classical Chinese medicine, blood is understood as a vital bodily essence. They tend to believe that any loss of blood has the potential to lead to a long term decline in their health and vitality. There tends to be a fear that even a small amount of blood loss would affect ones health for a short and long period of time. This may result in them to take several weeks to rest and consume a special diet.

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