The Five Elements.
Release Date: 09/19/2019
The Five Bodies
The next concept to understand is the five “Wu,” or the fives phases. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on what happens with energy when it is here in the physical realm. The five elements -- fire, earth, metal, water and wood -- represent different phases of energy and the focus is on the relationship between phases/elements and their effects on each other. This forms the basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine’s holistic understanding of maintaining health within our five bodies.info_outline You Have Five Bodies, Not One.
The Five Bodies
Hear more in depth about the Akashic field and how it relates to the energies that we are made up of in what is defined as The 5 Bodies. Each one of us has a pivot point that keeps 5 different energy bodies together in our personhood. When things go wrong health wise in different part of the energetic bodies, they impact the other parts as well.info_outline What is Qi?
The Five Bodies
The very old concept of Qi is being validated by scientific discovery. It seems there is something that exists in the void of space that makes up 85% of the mass of the Universe. Math and logic the modern tools of choice over ancient wisdom are baffled by what they know is there but can not see or measure. Learn about what this going on in the “emptiness” of space and how we humans knew about this connective emptiness a very long time ago. In this episode you will hear: About the concepts of Qi and the Akashic Field How historical...info_outline
In previous episodes we have talked about the Qi field and how it condenses down and creates the five bodies, from the most subtle to the most dense. To recap, those bodies are identified as the spiritual body, the mental body, the emotional body, the energetic body, and then the physical body. Then, the next concept to understand is the five “Wu,” or the fives phases. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on what happens with energy when it is here in the physical realm. The five elements -- fire, earth, metal, water and wood -- represent different phases of energy and the focus is on the relationship between phases/elements and their effects on each other. This forms the basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine’s holistic understanding of maintaining health within our five bodies.
In this episode you will hear:
- How the image of the Pentagram originated in China and then traveled to the Western culture where it was misunderstood by the Church.
- What the Five Phases means and how they correspond to the 5 elements.
- A true definition of holistic systems thinking and how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medical system formed over thousands of years.
- Some of the cross over between modern medical terms and TCM.
- The definition of health as stated by TCM.
- A quick nod to how organs relate within the Shen/Ko system, a very involved ecosystem where everything affects everything else. This is why a problem in one organ system just like a problem in one of the five bodies will create a ripple effect of problems into other areas of the system.
- The unique nature of joy, which is not an emotion but an emanation of your spirit.
“The five elements are fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. This is an important concept, because this is what really lies behind Chinese medicine, as it is practiced in modern days. ” Candace Veach
“The five Wu, the five elements are seen as these five energies that are dancing together . . . they're generating each other, and they're controlling each other. And so it's meant to be a harmonized dance.” - Candace Veach
“When anything goes out of balance, anywhere in this cycle, it has a cascade effect of knocking things out of balance..” - Candace Veach
“The Chinese system is the oldest Holistic Health System on the planet. Now the word holistic gets thrown around a lot. So much so, that people don't really know what that word means - it has a clear definition. I've heard people tell me, oh, my doctor is holistic, he prescribes supplements. That's not what holistic means. Holistic is a word that is attached to the idea of systems thinking.” Candace Veach
“And in the scientific way of thinking of things, you parse things down. It's called a reductionist method, you parse things down smaller and smaller and smaller, smaller, smaller, so that you're looking at the interactions of the cells.” Candave Veach
“In a systems thinking model, in a holistic model, you're actually considering the entire system at the same time, and you're not concentrating on the individual pieces of the system, you're looking at how those different pieces of the system relate to one another. ” - Candace Veach
“Joy is not an emotion. It is a spiritual emanation that comes from within you, and exists on its own. Emotions make sense . . . being joyful in this world is not logical. But you were born Joyful and your Spirit still carries that and can let it shine forth again“ - Candace Veach
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Candace Veach is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been serving the Brentwood community in Los Angeles for over fifteen years.