THE WOOD ELEMENT
Health is characterized by a dynamic balance between the five elements. As the elements that comprise our body are the same as those that make up the natural world, we can draw helpful comparisons between the two. By a deep observation of how the elements interact with and balance one another in nature, the ancient Chinese understood how to balance our organ systems and our moods.
Here Bernie explores the first element of wood, explaining that it corresponds with the season of spring and the associated characteristics of warmth, generosity and a desire for growth. Traditionally it is associated with the strength and flexibility of bamboo.
However, any element can become out of balance and an imbalance in wood can manifest in migraines or anger. Bernie explains that wood is particularly linked with the liver, and gives us practical tips on how we can bring the wood element into balance within ourselves.
Organ: Liver and gallbladder
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