The Five Element Theory outlines the relationship between the different elements in nature and the life force, or “qi,” that flows through them. The 5 Elements are continually evolving and changing within us, some elements becoming stronger and more dominant at different stages in life. The five elements help explain physiology and pathology within the body. Each element has unique characteristics and are associated with season, weather, color, personality type, and symptoms/disease states. When understood, we can recognize our patterns and relationship behaviors and adjust them and live in more harmony with ourselves and with others.