In Chinese tradition, Five Elements is a system by which interactions within living beings and between living being and nature can be explored and explained based on general traits associated with the elements known as Wood, Fire, Earth Metal and Water. Students learn the history of the Five Element perspective, the fundamental characteristics of each element and the application of this branch of study to Chinese Medicine. The psychological and behavioural implications of the Five Elements are explored in depth, as well as the associated therapeutic applications including diagnosis, acupuncture point selection and herbology. Treatment protocols including Aggressive Energy, Possession, and Husband-Wife Imbalance are also discussed, as is the integration of 5 Element and TCM Diagnosis.
Prerequisites: OM101/102 Semester: Winter, Summer Credits: 3 Hours: 45