Practical application of the 5 element theory using concrete examples

Harald Sievert, Naturopath, Hannover
Five element theory portrays the connections, interactions and dependencies existing between the meridians. As a result, it contains all the information on the body's regulator y mechanisms and provides the basis for a holistic diagnosis and therapy system.
The term "5 element theory" comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The five elements (fire, earth, metal, water and wood) char - acterise five "energy cycles", each element having four meridians assigned to it.
Alongside the classic meridian partners, classified as either Yin or Yang, Dr. Voll added in his electroacupuncter further meridians that he called vessels.
The meridians in an element are, from an energy viewpoint, linked together inseparably in twos and share an energy exchange. We call these meridian partners and consequently, in each element, we find four meridians, linked together in pairs (Fig. 1).
A meridian is itself a "feedback circuit" of an internal organ.
When a meridia...

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