- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Clinic535 W Second St
L-103 (Lower Level)
Lexington, KY 40508859-913-5638
- Mon10am-5pmTue10am-5pmWedClosedThu10am-5pmFri10am-5pmSatBy appointment only
- • Cultivating Defensive Qi to Fight Summer Allergies •
- • 3 Tips for Healthy Summer Fun •
- • A Taste of Summer •
What is the Earth Element?
In Chinese Philosophy there is the theory of the Five Elements (or Five Phases; wu xing, 五 行): Wood, Fire, Earth (as in soil), Metal, and Water. This is a theory based on observation of natural phenomena to explain the inter-relationships and interactions we see in the world around us. [see blog post on fengshui] It is incorporated into Chinese Medicine as a means of understanding, diagnosing, and treating illnesses too. There is even a school of acupuncture centered around it called (no surprise) Five Elements acupuncture. The Earth element is the topic today; specifically, as it relates to the current season – Late Summer – and to its associated organs and symptoms.