The Five Element Framework

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Five Element Framework

The Five Element Theory is a system that organizes all natural phenomena into five major groups or patterns in nature. Each of the five groups—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—include categories such as a season, direction, stage of growth and development, internal organ, body tissue, emotion, taste, color, sound, and much more.  In regards to organs and their relationship to health, each element is “responsible” for the functions of the body.  This means that if an organ is unhealthy, it is common to see all of its responsibilities suffer at the same time or in sequence.  For example, people are often siblings to others, employees to companies, parents to their children, and children to their parents.  If they get severely sick, all of those relationships will be impacted at the same time.

The liver and gallbladder are categorized into the Wood Element. It is associated with the spring season.
The heart and small intestine are grouped into the Fire Element. It is associated with the summer season.
The stomach and spleen are grouped into the Earth Element. It is associated with late summer season.
The lungs and large intestines are categorized into the Metal Element. This is associated with the Fall season.
The kidneys and urinary bladder are categorized into the Water Element. This is associated with the Winter season.