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“Yet” Disease – A slang term for a selling technique used by some unscrupulous chiropractors who ask people whether they have experienced various symptoms "yet" and imply that without care they will develop serious problems.

Yin and Yang – Chinese words for complementary and opposite forces that make up the life force (Qi).

Yoga – Indian word for "union,” this is a collection of  posturing and breathing techniques to induce relaxation.  It is one form of alternative or complementary medicine.


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