Five Major Organs

The Five Major Organs theory is one of the oldest theories that explains how the universe operates. In Chinese medicine, we apply this theory to medical practice. The five element chart explains the theory in detail:

Wood Fire Earth Metal Water
Liver Heart Spleen Lung Kidney
Gallbladder Small Intestine Stomach Large Intestine Bladder
Eye Tongue Mouth Nose Ear
Tendon Blood Vessel Muscle Skin and Hair Bone
Anger Joy Over thinking Grief Fear
Spring Summer Late summer Autumn Winter
Wind Heat Dampness Dryness Cold
Yelling Laughing Singing Crying Sighing
Green Red Yellow White Black
Sour Bitter Sweet Spicy Salty
East South Middle West North

These five elements are interrelated and inseparably connected to each other. If the five elements are in harmony, the organs operate smoothly. According to the Five Major Organ System: water helps wood, wood helps fire, fire helps earth, earth helps metal and metal helps water. This is a “generational” relationship. Water controls fire, fire controls metal, metal controls wood, wood controls earth, and earth controls water. These are “control” relationships.
Next we’ll discuss each organ system.

About Acurelief

California Acupuncture licensed since 1997. A graduate of South Baylo University, Anaheim C A. Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University, Orange, CA in 2009. 10 years of clinical experience in medical offices and physical therapy facilities. Private practice focusing on holistic care using a combination of ancient and modern modalities.
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