The Five Elements 五行
Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. The theory of five elements painted a splendid picture in ancient Chinese culture and later became one of the most important components in the system of TCM.
5 Emotions and the 5 Zang Organs
Origins of Disease in TCM
TCM thought sees disease as disharmony; a disharmonious pattern between our bodies and our environment. Therefore, TCM aims to restore balance or homeostasis by... Western medicine sees disease in terms of biochemistry and bacteriology, not in terms of the harmony of the individual. It generally attempts to isolate Disease factors are factors associated with origins of imbalance in the body. We have three main categories of disease factors which can be understood in the chart below. The relationships between us and our environment may be divided into factors that are external: arising from our climate and environment, internal: arising...