The combination of Yin & Yang and
the 5 Elements (Wood,Fire, Earth, Metal, Water)
gives us the 10 body types. Body types describe the functions and characteristics of our bodies & of our living environment. These 10 body types relate to various organs and tissues, seasons, colors, emotion, taste, voice, along with certain foods and herbs.
Our goal at 10 body type Acupuncture Clinic is to have your body type
(Your body elements + Yin and Yang) in balance and in harmony.
Yin & Yang Characteristics
|Yang||Sun, Day, Light, Warm, Active, Masculine, South, Summer, Left, Odd.|
|Yin||Moon, Night, Dark, Cool, Rest, Feminine, North, Winter, Right, Even.|
The ideal condition of the body is to have all the five elements to be in balance and in harmony. These elements are interrelated and is able to influence one another. By understanding and correcting your imbalanced elements, you can find ways to ensure harmony to your health.
- One or more of these elements are naturally dominant or rececessive in a person’s body constitution. Each person is unique so every treatment plan is individualized according to his or her body type. For every case, the treatments are prescribed according to type of illness, severity of condition, duration of sickness, as well as the physical state of the patient at time of diagnosis. As characteristics and personalities are based on your distinctive body types, understanding your body type is the key to health and success in relationships.
The Main Correspondences of the 5 elements
|Material||Branches, Leaves, Bark, Roots, Resin, Timber, Twigs||Heat, Light, Lava, Lightning, Ash, Tar, Cinders||Clay, Rock, Soil, Sand, Mud, Crystal, Coal||Gold, Silver, Steel, Iron, Platinum, Titanium, Bronze||Brine, Ice, Moisture, Storms, Rain, Stream, Liquid|
|Phase||New Yang||Full Yang||Yin/Yang balance||New Yin||Full Yin|
|Season||Spring||Summer||Change of seasons||Autumn||Winter|
|Emotion||Anger||Happiness||Love||Grief, sadness||Fear, scare|
|Yang organs||Gall bladder||Small Intestine||Stomach||Large Intestine||Urinary bladder|
|Body Part||Tendons||Pulse, vessels||Muscle||Skin||Bones|