Five Elements Theory

Specifically for the Cornerstone blog series on TCM organ systems and channels

The Spleen and Stomach According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spleen and Stomach are related to that elusive fifth season of Late Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Late Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically Read More

The Heart and Small Intestine According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Heart and Small Intestine are related to the Season of Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, Read More

The Liver and Gallbladder according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are related to the Season of Spring. TCM, the Five Elements and the Liver The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, Read More

The Lung and Large Intestine according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Lung and Large Intestine are related to the Season of Fall. TCM, the Five Elements and the Lung The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to Read More

The Kidney and Bladder according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Updated December 2023 According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Kidney and Bladder are related to the season of Winter. TCM, The Five Elements and the Kidney The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically Read More