Hacking the Self
#48: Crash Course in Yin Yang & The 5 Elements with Ben Elan
In my third conversation with Ben Elan, Ben gives us a glimpse into two foundational pieces of Daoism and Classical Chinese Medicine: the concepts of Yin Yang & 5 Element Theory.
Benjamin Elan, Dip. Ac has been been studying and practicing Classical Chinese Medicine for 13 years. Trained in the Stems & Branches acupuncture tradition, he is a certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Medical Qi Gong instructor. He also holds a Masters degree in Narrative Therapy from Melbourne University.
Benjamin began his journey doing community and health work with indigenous tribes in Southern Israel. Today, The scope of his practice incorporates elements of humanistic psychology, ethnography, shamanism and community work.
Ben is currently practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine in Northern Thailand.