Such a phenomenon exists in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It sounds daunting, so let’s explain.
‘Physical Karma’ according to TCM, is the constitution a person has inherited or in other words, their physical and energetic DNA make-up.
As far as health is concerned, we can positively or negatively influence our health and wellbeing (mind, body and soul), intentionally, via lifestyle and situational choices. Sleeping well, eating well, being mindful (positive influences and thus positive outcomes). Or toxic environments, people, foods or work (negative health outcomes).
When it coms to ‘Physical Karma’ or inherited constitution, we are a little more dictated by our health outcomes, thus at the mercy of what we have inherited in our DNA.
In other terms, our “predisposed ailments’.
In TCM, the ‘Five Elements’ are the key 5 ‘constitutional’ types that are considered. Knowing your constitutional type can be incredibly helpful to knowing what may or may not work for your wellness. As an example, the ‘Fire Element’ person is best to avoid stimulants in order to avoid adding to their already hyperactive, nervous or emotionally unstable tendencies.
The 5 Constitutional types (or 5 Elements) are listed below, one of our TCM practitioners, TCM Dr. Lee Smith, has recorded a brilliant Episode on ‘The Five Elements’. You can find these Podcasts and many more on our Your Tea Podcast, aptly named ‘TCM Honoured’.
Listen to our ‘Five Elements’ Podcast.
The Five Elements Part 01: Fire, with TCM Dr. Lee Smith
The Five Elements Part 02: Earth, with TCM Dr. Lee Smith
The Five Elements Part 03: Metal, with TCM Dr. Lee Smith
The Five Elements Part 04: Water, with TCM Dr. Lee Smith
The Five Elements Part 05: Wood, with TCM Dr. Lee Smith
Discover which constitutional type you may be and learn how to work with both strengths, and weaknesses of this type.
Yours in information,
Traditional Chinese Remedies
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