TCM: Introduction and Foundation

  1. Introduction and Foundation
  2. The Five Elements Profiles
  3. Food and Cooking
  4. The Five Major Organs
  5. The Nine Body Constitutions
  6. The Body Clock
  7. Common Treatments from a Practitioner
  8. My Experience with TCM
  1. Yin and Yang
  2. Qi and Blood
  3. Meridians and Acupoints
  4. Five Elements (Phases)

Yin and Yang

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Qi and Blood

Meridians and Acupoints

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Massaging Acupoints at Home

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Applying Heat on Acupoints

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Five Elements (Five Phases)

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The Nourishing Cycle

The Restraining Cycle

  • Sorrow (metal) overcomes anger (wood): When people are too sad, they can’t feel anger
  • Anger (wood) overcomes worry (earth): When people are too angry, they don’t worry about anything before acting out in rage
  • Worry (earth) overcomes fear (water): When people are too worried, they get mentally exhausted and no longer feel fear
  • Fear (water) overcomes joy (fire): When people are too fearful, they can’t feel joy
  • Joy (fire) overcomes sorrow (metal): When people are very joyful, they obviously don’t feel sad





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