Most of us have experienced the painful pangs of a broken heart or 'love sickness'. For many, it is one the most agonising experiences a person can go through, yet it is felt slightly differently by us all. It is true that nothing heals a broken heart better than the passing of time. That being said, Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a unique insight which can help you put yourself back together in the short-term.The five element theory deeply rooted within Traditional Chinese Medicine gives us some clues into treating matters of the heart. This theory pairs the organs of the body with emotional states. Whilst the heart is seen as the organ that is tied to our 'spirit', many other organs are also tied to common emotions that may be experienced following a break up. If you are experiencing a personal crisis and need to speak to someone immediately call Lifeline on 13 11 14.