The Five Element theory of East Asian medicine explains the movement and creation of all natural phenomena through interwoven cycles of generation and control. In the creative or generative cycle, each Element depends upon the preceding one to flourish and grow and in turn generate the next Element. Like the parent who provides for the child, Water provides nourishment for Wood, which in turn gives rise to Fire by providing fuel to burn. Fire generates ash that becomes the Earth, and Earth compresses and refines the material on its surface to form Metal. Generation of each Element is cyclical – in order to strengthen any single Element, that Element must give in order to keep the cycle moving and get back what it needs from the system in turn.
This elegant theory can be applied to any process in nature, including society as a whole. We at Three Mountain Eastern Medical Group believe that we must give in order to get. By helping those in need in our communities, we aim to continue the cycle of compassion and giving. As we learn from the Five Element Theory, this not only helps the individuals we serve, but also strengthens the cycle of generating abundance and enables us to continue building upon the work that we so love.
Three Mountain Eastern Medical Group is committed to being an active partner in the community. With free lectures and hands-on classes, and Community Health Days at our clinic, our vision is to make Three Mountain a place where everyone feels welcome to improve their health and strengthen their place in the cycle.