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Five Elements

Ayurvedic medicine
The basic elements of nature in the ayurvedic construct of the universe—earth, fire, water, air and ether. These elements are not separate material entities, but rather manifestations of the Cosmic Consciousness; earth is manifest by ice, water’s solid state, which with fire melts to become water and steam (the air principle), which then disappears into the ether. In Avurveda, this fusing of matter and energy is intertwined with restoring and maintaining the harmony that corresponds to a state of health.

Chinese medicine
The basic consitituents of nature according to the traditional Chinese construct—fire, earth, metal, water and wood. These elements are not static, but have dynamic qualities that undergo cyclical transformations from one to another: wood creates fire, which creates earth, which creates metal, which creates water, which creates wood, etc. Health is achieved if the life energy flows in an uninterrupted manner.
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Shaikh Nahyan said the initiative is composed of five elements, the first being a national march called the 'March of the Union', which begins in Fujairah today.
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In Tibetan Buddhism while there is a rich legacy of symbolism (Beer, 1999, 2003) specific graphic investigation of the five elements is much more scant with only two works, released almost a decade apart, concerning the five elements and their use (Egan 2011, Wangyal 2002).