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The 5 Elements
5 Element Acupuncture also known as Classical Acupuncture treats the person at the level of Body, Mind, Spirit and Emotion.
Wood is the Element of Spring and the meridians of the Liver and Gall Bladder. Wood is associated with the emotion of frustration. Wood people excel or have trouble in planning, decisions, and action. The future and their ability to see it – this can be their strength. When out of balance they may procrastinate or have a sense of no hope.
Fire is the element of Summer and the meridians of the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Heater. Fire is associated with the emotion of Joy. Fire people love to reach out and be in relationship with all people. They enjoy a laugh and sometimes they carry a sadness or lack of joy deeper in themselves.
Earth is the element of Late Summer and the meridians of the Spleen and Stomach. Earth is associated with the emotion of sympathy. Earth people have the ability to care for people, like a mother can nourish a child. Thus food and understanding are important. Sometimes an Earth person can feel a sense of emptiness or neediness in their own life.
Metal is the element of Autumn and the meridians of the Lung and Large Intestine. Metal is associated with the emotion of grief. Metal people search for what is pure and spiritual. They set the highest standards for themselves and others; respect is important. Sometimes they live in a sense of what could have been.
Water is the element of Winter and the Meridians of the Kidney and Bladder. Water is associated with the emotion fear. Water people have a persistence and determination and will often excel in situations that others find too scary. Sometimes they may hide a deep sense of being frozen or washed away by their own fear.