The Five Phases

Five Element or Five Phase Theory is something which many people are increasingly familiar with, whether they have a background in Chinese Medicine or not. It sometimes goes by the Wuxing (“Five Phase” in Chinese), and dates back to approximately 200 BC. The five phases are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The phases are…

Jing: The Substance of Vitality

Jing – it’s what you’re made of. CAUTION: Includes explicit topics related to reproductive health. In Chinese physiology, there is a substance that each of us possesses called jing –┬áit’s often translated into English as “essence” or “vitality”. Jing is said to be stored in the kidneys and is believed to decline with age. In…