The creative cycle represents the neural phenomenon of regeneration or creation. One element is a creator and the next element (always clockwise) is the creation of the next element. For example, Water is necessary for creation of Wood, and Wood is necessary for Fire. This movement is also commonly used for Ho (補) method or tonification, meaning that if one element is depleted, one should support the creator element to tonify the element that needs to be created. The creative cycle of the Five Elements is also called the Mother-Child law. It is recognized that if the child is suffering, the mother should be supported.