Five Element Theory
The Five Element Theory is based on the concept that all things in nature, including human beings, are composed of five basic Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
Man is subordinate to the laws of nature, to seasonal changes, to food changes, and emotional, physical and mental stresses. Environmental pollution attacks our lungs on a daily basis, hurting our Metal Element. Poor dietary habits deplete the function of our digestive system hurting the Earth Element. Alcohol, cigarettes, coffee and other stimulants injure our Liver, our Wood Element and our Heart, the Fire Element.
All Elements are present in a person's Make Up. However every individual may have a fundamental tendency towards an imbalance in a particular Element or Organ Network. The result will be repeated occurrence of particular symptoms, diseases or behavior problems.
Element develops a more predominant role than the other
Elements, our physical
and emotional health and many aspects of our life may be
This Element could have been over-emphasized in order to
better perform a
particular job or social function creating an imbalance
in all of the other
Five Element Map
Five Element Cycles | Questionnaire (What Element Are You?)
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