Natural ways such as herbal medicine was the main mean used to preserve health in the past before the appearance of modern medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) followed the concept of holism, which studies the relationship between the surrounding nature and the whole organ. The classical theories of TCM focused on the concepts of holistic energy balance which mentioned the five-element theory and explained the five main colors that concern the five organs. Each one plays a different role, supporting the energetic function of an organ. Since the main focus of one’s being is to preserve and improve the state of health, this research focuses on the sufficient use of each color according to the principle of TCM theory aiming to support the organs' function, their relation to emotions and their resonate colors in healing, via creating different colored designs with the aim to expose color irradiation in certain areas in the body aiming to activate different chakras, related body organs, and systems that needs a healing boost. The research methodology is based on an inductive approach which relies on the collection of information to build a theoretical framework of the research and to a descriptive, analytical method for different designs.
Farahat, Hadeel and Ahmed, Hany Naji
"Interpreting dressed colour choice for wellbeing purposes according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),"
International Design Journal: Vol. 11:
1, Article 46.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol11/iss1/46