The Importance of Exercise

  When it comes to staying healthy, both mentally and physically, and free of illness, one of the most important aspects is physical exercise. In addition, out of all of

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Pulse Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

(Above image created by the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in California)   Many people are intrigued by the ability of a talented Chinese medical doctor in the taking

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Water Element

  Water is the element of the kidneys and bladder and black is its color. It is the winter period, the coldest of the year. Of the five elements, water

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Metal Element

  Autumn is the season for the Metal (金) element and its color is white. Just as with all others, metal has two organs associated with it. The lungs are

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Earth Element

  The Earth (土) element is associated with the spleen (脾) and the stomach (胃). It’s color is yellow and it’s season is the late summer. The earth element has

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Fire Element

  The Fire (火) element is associated with the heart (心) and small intestine (小腸). It’s color is red and it’s season is summer. The fire element is the most

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Liver Element

  The Wood (木) element is associated with the liver (肝) and gallbladder (膽). It’s color is a blue-green (青色) and it’s season is spring. The wood element is yang

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Five Elements

  The Five Elements (五行), also translated as the Five Phases, is the basis for analysis and diagnosis in Chinese medicine. For each element, there is a yin and yang

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