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Discovering Your 5 Elements

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In 200 BC, the Neijing -- basically the Chinese Medicine "bible" -- explained how the natural forces of QI (pronounced chee), yin and yang and the 5 elements (Earth, Wood, Fire, Water and Metal) could be understood to achieve balance in life and to ward off disease. Five Element Theory describes these elements as the basic elements of the material world and our bodies helping to form our personalities, how we communicate, what ailments we were more likely to suffer and much more. These elements …

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5 Modern Pillars of Healing

Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Application (2)

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being healthy is having strong, balanced Qi within our bodies. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is understood as our energy force or vital energy. When our Qi becomes imbalanced or blocked, the health of our bodies can suffer.

In order to stay healthy (and promote the strength and balance of our Qi), TCM relies on Five Pillars of Healing: Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, and Qi Gong. Some of these likely sound familiar (acupuncture and herba…

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