There are Five Elements (Phases) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each phase has individual mode. Modes are reflected in peculiarities of functional systems in organism. It means there are only Five types of Systems wich operate and support entity of any living object. Each Elements is devided into the pair of systems. It is representation of functions of Yin and Yang at the matter level.
Scheme of Functional Systems interaction
Five Functional Systems are forming the sole entity of organism.
Metabolism and Traditional Chinese Medicine
|Metabolism – is the set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms in order to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments.|
Metabolism is divided into two categories
- – this process yields energy, an example being the breakdown of food in cellular respiration.
- – it is opposite process, it uses the energy of catabolism to construct components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids.
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As far as organism cosists of living cells, we can assert the Five Functional systems are presented by cells also. A comparison of terms “anabolism” and “catabolism” with terms of TCM is possible.
It is easy to understand that catabolic process correlates with Yang, but anabolic one with Yin in TCM.
It means Yin/Yang oscillation presents in Functionals Systems, but phases of oscillations are different for all functional systems.