The combination of Yin and Yang theory and Five Elements theory is commonly used in traditional Japanese Medicine as well as in other Oriental medicine. Ten internal organs are placed into relationships between Yin and Yang, and among the Five Elements.
One additional purpose of Shiatsu is to balance the entire Ki energy in the ten different internal organs. It can be very complex to address ten internal organs at once.
These relationships result in the balance in the nternal organization. Such balance is the ideal sought by those who use traditional Japanese and Oriental medicine. Understanding how these organs interrelate is critical when practicing any Oriental healing art.