Category Archives: Theory

Harmonising Aggressive Energy

This treatment protocol is based on Five Elements and is a simple effective treatment for clearing Aggressive energy, reducing stress, nourishing the Soul, Strengthening the body.

Half inch (1/2″) needles are inserted just barely under the skin, from top to bottom and right to left, usually inserting BL-15 as the last point.

The points in this treatment:

  • BL-13 – Fei (Lung) Shu Acupoint
  • BL-14 – Xin Bao (Pericardium) Shu Acupoint
  • BL-15 – Xin (Heart) Shu Acupoint
  • BL-18 – Gan (Liver) Shu Acupoint
  • BL-20- Pi (Spleen) Shu Acupoint
  • BL-23 – Shen (Kidney) Shu Acupoint

Needles are retained in the patient for 20 minutes.


Poster Eight Extraordinary Vessels


Eight Extraordinary Vessels

By Jamu shur in Healthy Posters

2 pages, published 8/24/2013

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels are considered to be more ancient than the conventional meridian system and yet so simple and powerful when energised, stimulated or balanced for their related conditions. A must for every practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.


Poster – Five Elements / Phases – Wu Xing


Five Elements/Phases

By Jamu shur in Healthy Posters

2 pages, published 2/14/2014

The Five Elements/Phases, translated from Wu Xing, is an exceptional ancient form of traditional medicine. This poster stays true to the original texts of the Wu Xing masters who used this method to treat a wide variety of conditions.It contains the Wu Xing acupoints of the 12 Zang Fu Organs and the Mother and Child acupoints (Tonification and Sedation points).Also included is the Horary Clock which is used to diagnose and treat the Patterns…

Wu Xing

Wu Xing, translated as the Five Elements, Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, and the Five Steps/Stages, is a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs.

The “Five Phases” are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. This order of presentation is known as the creation or generation sequence. In the order of mutual conquest or mutual overcoming, they are Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal.

Each Element has correspondences, including organ systems, sensory organs, tastes in food, colour, emotional state, physical and emotional symptoms, disease tendencies and a general orientation toward life.

This comprehensive theory goes one step beyond showing how all things are related and connected in five categories to reveal how everything is interconnected and interacts on a mega scale. The Five Elements are five fundamental energies in nature in motion. There is a dynamism between them; they are not static. Within the structure of the Five Elements there are two fundamental relationships: generation and control. Without the balancing nature of these two relationships, things would fall out of order in a flash.

When the Five Elements speak about generation, it means a relationship that nurtures and promotes growth. Think of a mother and child. The mother gives birth to her child and provides her energy to ensure the growth of her child. An example of generation is the relationship between the Heart and the Spleen (the Heart generates the Spleen).
Control, in terms of the Five Elements, represents a relationship that acts as a restraining energy or force, making sure that things do not grow too quickly or slowly, neither too strong nor too weak. Without control, things would fall out of proportion; balance would be lost. Both are needed to keep order: order at the individual level and on a cosmic scale. (Example: the Liver controls the Spleen.)

Five Element theory is essential to the practice of TCM as a healing system. It provides a framework in which to understand, diagnose, and treat all health issues—body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The Five Elements include the internal organs, and the interconnected and interacting relationships between them often fall out of balance, creating health issues. TCM practitioners seek to rebalance these organ relationships with their treatment plans.

The Five Elements support TCM’s body-mind-spirit understanding of human health. TCM’s ancient Five Element theory is an incredibly detailed master blueprint that diagrams how nature interacts with the body and how the different dimensions of our being impact each other. Though we may not be aware of it, each action, thought, and emotion impacts in some way our being and health as well as the balance of nature.

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  • Which Element are You?
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Practitioner Poster

Tastefully designed poster that contains all the relevant information for the practitioner and student and of Wu Xing (Five Elements)


James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.