Lecture 2- The Five Elements in TCM

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What is the controlling cycle for the Metal element?

Metal controls Wood

What is the insulting cycle?

When an element backlashes its controller

Which element is associated with the emotion of joy and anxiety?

Fire

Which element is associated with the secretion of mucous?

Metal

Which element is associated with the sense of taste?

Fire

Which element is associated with the emotion of fear and shock?

Water

Which element is associated with the secretion of saliva?

Earth

Which element is associated with the sense of hearing?

Water

Which element generates the Wood element?

Water

Which element is commanded by the Heart?

Earth

Which dynasty incorporated the 5 elements into mainstream Chinese medicine?

Song Dynasty

According to TCM, which element 'permits sowing, growing and reaping'?

Earth

Which element is associated with the quality of being 'combustible and warming'?

Fire

Which element creates Earth from ashes in the generating cycle?

Fire

Which element creates Water by containing in the generating cycle?

Metal

Which element creates Wood by nourishing in the generating cycle?

Water

Which dynasty saw the decline in the use of the 5 elements in TCM?

Zhou Dynasty

Which element is associated with the quality of being 'workable and solid'?

Wood

Fire is insulted by...

Earth is insulted by...

Water generates (commands) ...

Wood controls..

Water insults...

If the controller is in deficiency, the pathology will exist in the controlled

False

If the controller is in excess, the pathology will exist in the controlled

True

Test your knowledge on Traditional Chinese Medicine's 5 Elements and their corresponding TCM organs in this quiz by Dr. Romi Fung. Explore the relationships between the elements, their generation and commanding sequences, and learn about their origins in the Zhou Dynasty.

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