HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS (CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS)
One thing that's not often spoken of from the Chinese martial arts is its health benefits. Its based around the theory of the five elements and its a fascinating study. I'm certainly not a Chinese doctor, but I do have some understanding of it through the martial arts. I'll explain more in the video but here's a quick summary.
Metal = Lungs = Chopping
Water = Kidneys = Drilling
Wood = Liver/Gallbladder = Crushing
Fire = Heart = Exploding
Earth = Stomach / Spleen = Crossing
So the movements can both heal and injure the organs. By practicing the movements, there is tremendous therapeutic benefits for the various organs in your body. And by the same token those same movements can injure the organs of your enemy if you were to strike him with these methods! There is an entire science behind these concepts and it forms the basis of Chinese medicine. You don't need to understand it all, but just know that doing these movements can really help!