Chinese Medicine, and certain forms of qigong, are both based in part on the model of the Five Elements. The Five Elements as a model gives us a way to model the world and ourselves. The elements of Chinese medicine are: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each element is associated with certain organs in the body. Each element is also associated with a particular season. So as we go through the year, each season brings its own challenges and opportunities to our body and our emotions.