August 2013

Don’t get sick this Fall by following these simple rules of TCM

One of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the theory of the Five Elements.

The Five Elements (Spring-Wood, Summer-Fire, Late Summer-Earth, Fall-Metal and Winter-Water) are based on the four seasons, with the addition of late summer to make five. Observations were made about the types of illness that abound during these seasons, and the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that optimal health can be maintained by preparing for the changes that the seasons bring.