Five Element Theory
Herbalist Miles Coleman teaches about the Chinese Five Element
Theory. Elements covered include Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth.
All elements are profiled as to Body Profile, Mental Profile, TCM function of corresponding organ system and problems each element is subject to. Also discussed are western disease correlations and how to balance the patient.
In this clip from the DVDs, Miles talks about the Fire element.
Time: 2hr 44min
In this double DVD set, Miles teaches about the Chinese Materia Medica. Categories covered include Warm/Acrid Release the Exterior, Clear Heat and Purge Fire, Qi Tonics, Blood Tonics, Yang Tonics, Yin Tonics; Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit; and Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit.
Some of the herbs covered are Bupleurum, Ma Huang, Ginger, Vitex,
Jujube dates, Codonopsis, Dang Gui, Asparagus, Ophiopogon, Eclipta,
Atractylodes and more.
In this clip from the DVD, Miles talks about yin tonics:
Time: 2hr 44min
"Drugs are a poor substitute for plants. They may be helpful for short-term or acute conditions, but their long-term action often depletes the primary life-force because of their inorganic nature. I believe that the reliance on chemical medicine contributes to a culture that is destroying our innate love of nature. Herbal medicine, therefore, relates to larger spiritual and political issues. If we do not reestablish our connection with the universe and natural healing, we may not be likely to survive as a species. We must replace our present medicines of death with those of life. Our concern as herbalists is not merely technical or medical, but planetary and humanistic."
Michael Tierra from "Planetary Herbology"
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