|Principals of the five elements described by Terry Dart guest speaker at NatureHealth Based on observations of the natural world, ancient Chinese people recognized continuous patterns of transformation and change in the universe. Initially, these observations were interpreted using yin yang. These interpretations were expanded using a new theory called the five elements.
The five elements can be divided into one of five basic elements
The Origin of the Five Elements Theory
The yin yang theory has a close relationship with the five elements theory. They are often used simultaneously to explain natural phenomena. Ancient Chinese medical philosophers integrated the yin yang and five elements theories into their medical practices as early as 475BC. Today we refer to this medical system as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The Five Elements and their Relationships with Nature and the Body
The five elements correspond to different aspects of the natural world and the body.
Emotions also effect the organs:
To understanding the five elements, Terry encouraged us to live outside the elements.
Too much or too little emotion can have a detrimental effect on the organs.
He used the example of someone who is overweight:
“It is not about the food you eat. It is all about what is going on in the head. When you think the right thoughts and you breathe right, you will then be able to metabolize your food correctly so you don’t put on weight”
He went on to say:
“Happiness is the key to health, whilst eating good food and thinking good thoughts”
By going to have blood tests Terry pointed out it is hooking into fear. Immediately the kidneys will be affected.
Fear = WEAK KIDNEYS
After the blood tests;
“ Do I take tablets for high blood pressure or diabetes?”
“ Once you take “the pill” it creates something else that can upset the natural yin / yang of your body”
What do you do?
“Terry said the Chinese philosophy of the five elements where health is the fountain of youth .This is about living not in the Western system where we are conditioned to be stupid. .
Its about being a warrior ready …………
Terry used the example of someone who gets angry
The lesson here is to keep calm and not to be too emotional.
Another example Terry used was someone living in grief.
By repeating old patterns it creates diseases. The aboriginals went “walk about” ……for health reasons. We should do the same
On inherited genes and ways, he had this to say:
Terry concluded by explaining that the 12 organs were the foundation of the mind. This is disease phycology at the deepest level.
When a virus comes on quickly it is usually an external invasion = Weak qi.
When it comes on slowly it is an internal invasion which is more serious.
The above table illustrates the organized relationship between the elements, nature and the body. The different vertical characteristics belong to the same element, and horizontally, each characteristic interacts with another according to a specific order and element. Working within this system of thought, everything has a correlation in nature.
We are all connected. We are one.