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Plato Was Right: Earth Is, More or Less, Made of Cubes

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato believed that the universe consisted of five fundamental elements — air, fire, water, cosmos (or aether), and earth. According...

Water in Chinese Medicine and Thought

Different civilizations have attributed different meanings to the basic elements of the earth. When it comes to water, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) details its...

Music Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Using music as a medical therapy has a long history in Chinese medicine. In fact, the first medical text on the subject, called The...

China’s Famous Physician Bianque (扁鵲)

During the Spring and Autumn Period (about 770 B.C.) in China, the famous physician Bianque (扁鵲) was invited to Qi State to meet with...

A Glimpse Into the Chinese Theory of 5 Elements and Health

There is a passage in The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (Huángdì Nèijīng) that says that there are “100 types of illnesses that...

Life-Sized Mechanical Robot of the Zhou Dynasty

From the first century before Christ to the 15th century, China held a leading position worldwide in many fields. Papermaking, printing, gunpowder, and the...

The Five Elements and the Human Body

In Chinese medicine, a human body is divided into five systems: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Human organs and tissues correspond to the...

The Science Behind Each Bite

Traditional Chinese cooking takes the theories of balance and seasonality very seriously. Its strict adherence to yin-yang theory arises from the idea that food...

Learn Chinese Calligraphy of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth

According to ancient Chinese philosophy, the Five Elements (五行wu xing) include Metal (金 jīn), Wood (木 mù), Water (水shuǐ), Fire (火 huǒ), and Earth (土tǔ)....

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