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Introduction to Macrobiotics (part 4) – The Five Element Theory and Energy Functions

The Five Element Theory reflects the energy functions related our senses, environment food, time of day as well as positive and negative emotions.

The table below provides some examples:

5-Element Theory Energy Functions

These functions are used for diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Shiatsu.

The Five Element Theory can help  balance the energy pathways in the body and help the body heal itself.