Chinese medicine has developed hundreds of herbal formulas made from plants, mineral and animal substances. These natural remedies have different properties (hot, warm, neutral, cool and cold) and can thus treat various organ pathologies. The formulas affect not only the diseased organ, but also other organs. According to the Five Elements philosophy, all the organs are linked and communicate with each other in a cycle of nourishment and control. In this light, the person is treated as a whole rather than treating separate parts.