Five Elements of Chinese medicine

In the Chinese philosophy of health, the elements of health are described by relationships between the elements.  Each organ has its place with a specific element, and healthy function requires a symbiosis of all five elements.  Listed below are the five elements and their pathways of growth and destruction.

Earth (spleen & stomach) is nourished by Fire (Heart & Small Intestines)
Metal (lungs & large intestine) is created by earth
Metal dissolves to feed
Water (kidneys & urinary bladder) nourishes
Wood (liver & gallbladder) feeds fire

Water quenches fire
Fire tempers metal
Metal cuts wood
Wood restrains earth
Earth holds back water