5 Phases, Pt 3


In the past couple of posts, we’ve learned a little about the 5 Phases and taken a look at how they normally relate to each other. In this final post on 5 Phases, we’ll examine their pathological interactions.

5 Phases Pt 2


Last time, we learned a little about each of the 5 Phases (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water). Using this information, we can start to make sense of the relationships between them depicted in this symbol:

5 Phases, Pt 1

Introduction to 5 Phases

While yin and yang can be understood as the underlying idea of Chinese medicine, there are several other important systems that make up the foundation of Chinese medical theory. After yin and yang, the 5 Phase theory (sometimes called…