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Kidney and Bladder are the husband and wife Zang Fu team of the Water Element in the Five Phase System. Kidney is Yin (wife) and the Bladder is Yang (husband). In this section we will define these two systems by both the Western and Eastern (TCM) perspectives.

We will also consider the meaning and functions of the Water Element and its place within the Five Phase System.

We will start with the Western point of view, move on to the Eastern (TCM) Zang Fu interpretation, then explore the Water Element as it applies to the Five Element perspective and then follow this up with a short cheat sheet that will give you a summary of the Eastern and Western descriptions of each organs (Organs) functions, structures and substances most associated with the organ (Organ). We end with a sampling of herbs that deal directly with conditions of disharmony related to these two systems.