five element theory

five element theory

a major influence in Chinese traditional medicine; the theory is that everything in the universe is the product of change and movement of the five elements, wood, fire, earth, metal, water, as concepts not as objects. See also sheng cycle, ko cycle.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mikio Sankey's Support the Mountain is part of Esoteric Acupuncture, a philosophy that synthesises Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Five Element Theory with Ancient Wisdom, naturopathy and the new physics of quantum, field and superstring theory.
One of these models is the Five Element theory, which assigns general qualities, characteristics, and specific foods to the elements of metal, earth, fire, wood and water (see table).
These aspects form a significant psychological division in TOM and Five Element Theory.
The Five Element Theory is a key to identifying the core energy pattern that anchors a disease and causes blocked meridians and thus blocked hormones and neurotransmitters," says Dale.