THE FIRE ELEMENT
THE SECOND ELEMENT OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Following on from the wood element that corresponds to spring, we now explore the fire element that corresponds to the season of summer and the accompanying characteristics of heat, drying and nature at its peak of growth. Bernie suggests that we should eat what nature offers us at this time; berries and fruit bursting with life as well as bitter foods such as rocket and dandelion salads to bring this element to its most healthful expression.
Importantly, fire is intimately related with the colour red, the heart and circulation. It is characterized by a dynamic, upward energy and, when in balance, promotes the emotion of joy. However, when out of balance, this energy of passion and enterprise can leave us feeling ungrounded. In such cases we need to balance the elements, tempering fire with earth and water.
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