Ancient Chinese believed that humans are microcosms of the larger surrounding universe, and are interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. There are five principle elements in TCM which exists in nature as well as in our bodies. These elements are earth, fire, water, wood, and metal. Each individual person is a blend of these elements, and in order to be truly healthy, they must be balanced. TCM can aid you in achieving this balance to bring about good health.