In Ayurveda medicine (from India), Aether is a whole “element”. Chinese medicine opts for Metal. But either way it represents the electric force within the body. Having a diagnosis of a problem with aether would represent in Chinese Medicine, however, an issue of spiritual or psychic value. But there are “bad air” diagnoses in TCM.
Bad air is literally trapped air inside the flesh or gut, which spoil and of course block the pores and mucous membranes from functioning. Cupping is one method to remove bad air. Abdominal massage is another common method. Sadly it is a major underlying cause of sudden and prolonged weight gain.
These are to be differentiated from the diagnosis of Wind. Wind is either external, and characterized by colds, flus, and conditions which make you sick; or it is internal, and characterized by spasms, seizures, ticks, fluttering, and fibrillations of the heart. Wind appears to be related to charge issues, and in this way may be like the aether diagnosis. Except aether is a spread out concept, while wind “enters the channels and interstices.” In other words, wind spreads, while aether fills one up.
Acupuncture, and guasha and cupping, are said to “vent” the air, and open the windows for wind to flee like robbers. Meanwhile massage literally pushes out the bad gases of the gut.