5 Element Theory is one of the oldest and most comprehensive systems of body assessment in the world. It is an extremely important tool in treating the body as a whole. We will build upon your 5 Element Theory understanding throughout the entire Authentic Touch Program and if you continue into the Master Herbology & Advanced Nutrition Program. It is critical that you understand these foundational principles. The way Dr. Hollist teaches the application of 5 Element principles is unlike any that we have ever seen and based on our students' experiences, we feel that it is the most practical style of use available today. You need to recognize the difference between a dominate element or personality element and the difference between a key or isolated element imbalance.