Always remember that when we have pain and illness, it indicates that we are weak and out of balance. Five Elements of Chinese Preventive Measures (FECPM) is the rule of thumb to help us stay well throughout the five seasons and improve our healing process for both acute and chronic conditions. The five elements are: Chinese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Food (Diet and Nutrition) Therapy, Chinese Tuina, and Chinese Internal and External Exercises. These five elements simultaneously work to improve our mental and physical balance to preserve the quality of life, therefore preventing serious risks of medical and surgical procedures, and unnecessary and expensive medical costs.
Spring Season: preventive measures focus on balancing the liver and gallbladder.
Summer Season: preventive measures focus on balancing the heart and small intestine.
Late Summer Season: preventive measures focus on spleen and stomach.
Fall Season: preventive measures focus on lungs and large intestine.
Winter Season: preventive measures focus on kidneys and bladder.
To live is to live healthy throughout every season. How healthy we are each year depends on how we live each season.