The six conformations are sometime called the six divisions. A conformation is confirming the presence of something and it is conforming one of the six divisions. The divisions are referring to a yin or yang type. In the Yellow Emperor’s Classic it is referred to as the three yang and three yin.
I am going to describe each of the conformations according to its qualities, associations and connections. Most students of Chinese Medicine have a basic understanding of the conformations, especially if they know the acupuncture vessel system. I am going to deepen this knowledge by describing how the conformations came about, and what they represent. I only use one source for my writing and that is the Yellow Emperor’s Classic.