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Five-Elements Balance Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine organizes natural phenomena into five categories, fire, earth, water, wood, and metal. These five elements encompass the concept of the entire universe connecting to natural properties.  It is often said that every person has a component of each element in their bodily constitution.  Let’s briefly discuss each of the five elements.  The Five Elements- 
  1. WOOD
- Body: Liver, Gallbladder, Eyes - Color: Green - Emotion: Anger - Flavor: Sour - Weather: Wind 
  1. FIRE
- Body: Heart, tongue, pulse - Color: Red - Emotion: Joy - Flavor: Bitter - Weather: Heat
  1. EARTH
- Body: Spleen, Stomach, mouth, muscles - Color: Yellow  - Emotion: Pensive - Flavor: Sweet - Weather: Damp
  1. METAL
- Body: Lungs, nose, skin - color: White - Emotion: Sadness - Flavor: Pungent - Weather: Dry
  1. WATER
- Body: Kidneys, ears, bones - Color: Black - Emotion: Fear - Flavor: Salty - Weather: Cold Balance Theory As per Traditional Chinese Medicine, imbalance in the Five Elements can cause physical and mental issues. These elements show how the body structure is connected and how they are related to the natural world.  These elements change with a human being. Some Elements are stronger and more dominant at various stages in our lives.  Do you know all five elements are connected?  Ahh! Yes Each element is interrelated and controlled by another Element, constantly seeking balance.  Ancient physicians used this theory to extensively learn about the connections between physiology and pathology with the natural environment.  All traditional Chinese medicine stimulates and transfers the energy from one element to another to create balance again. This theory is frequently used in clinical diagnosis and practice.  As certified practitioners in UAE, we can determine the disharmony between five elements. We comprehensively use the five elements model to examine and discover what areas of your body trouble you.  The whole TCM treatment aims to restore the balance of the patient’s qi. When the qi (vital force) of one of the Five Elements is excessive, it automatically subjugates another element and creates an imbalance,  If you would like to learn more about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can drastically improve your health, please schedule your consultation at XIEHE CLINIC.   
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10 Facts about Chinese Medicine

Do you know Traditional Chinese medicine is around a 3,500-year-old medicine system? It is used for ailments based on the philosophy that the human body is in a state of balance- both connecting internally and outside the world. The imbalance in the body create physical ailments. That is the basis of Chinese medicine and its practices. You might wonder traditional Chinese medicine is just about drinking some herbal potions! It is not true; traditional Chinese medicine has specific branches, such as tai chi, acupuncture, cupping, and massage. Don’t think it is  just acupuncture and herbs; there's a lot more to it! Let’s get into some interesting facts about Chinese medicine:
  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine work based on the philosophy of body-nature balance.
  2. Most drugs/ medicine you take in TCM are from herbs.
  3. TCM believes that Qi (vital energy) is essential for the overall health of human beings.
  4. Two popular TCM treatments to reduce pain are acupuncture and acupressure.
  5. There is no fixed recipe for TCM. Practitioners adjust the medicine recipe according to the patient physical condition.
  6. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments are still recommended as complementary or preventative treatment methods.
Blog Image 7. You would get the best results from TCM only when you incorporate healthy lifestyle habits, like healthy food, exercise, enough sleep, etc. 8. Western medical system always great diseases through eliminating everything, but TCM believed that illness is when energy flow is blocked. 9. TCM practitioners use smell, hearing, voice, touch, and pulse diagnosis to discover the imbalances in the body. 10. Around 200 modern medicines have been produced directly or indirectly from 7,300 plant species in the Chinese Medicinal herbs. If you’re thinking of consulting a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Get the best-certified practitioner in Dubai at XIEHE MEDICAL CLINIC.