Page 326 of your book talks about the role of the five elements and their corresponding organs in traditional Chinese medicine. Follow the links to an article discussing the same topic.
- What are the five elements in Chinese?
- What can you learn from the octagonal chart further down the page about the relationship of the five elements to each other?
- Look at the chart toward the end of the page about the relationship of the five elements and traditional cultural (including Chinese medicine). What are some of the things associated with the element “wood?”
Wikipedia-Chinese on The Five Elements (Traditional Characters)
Wikipedia-Chinese on The Five Elements (Simplified Characters)
More on the five elements: (Traditional Characters only)