Spring, Wood element and expansion
In Chinese Medicine wood is associated with Spring, growth and birth. Every tree is unique, “You can not make a pine tree into an oak tree.” Observe the nature and learn from tree, be flexible and stand firm against the wind.
Signs and Symptoms of Imbalances manifests itself in our body/mind/spirit level. Liver & Gallbladder are the organs associated with Spring and Wood element. Headaches, sciatica, Tendons, ligaments pain, neck and shoulder tension, Immune deficiency and not able to defend our body to fight with infections are related with lack of energy in this element. Over activity of the element may manifest itself in Autoimmune disorders and allergies.
On mental level, liver/gallbladder associated with making decisions.
Case history: I treated a woman for shoulder pain. Her gall bladder was removed due to gall stones few years ago. She would make an appointment for her next visit and then she would call few more times during the week to change her appointment. Lack of decision making, lack of energy in gallbladder or wood element.
In Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture we offer unique solution to address imbalances. In Five elements theory, lack of energy in wood element can be addressed by nourishing wood with water points. Water nourishes wood and enhance growth. Over activity can be addressed by draining energy with fire points. Increase fire to reduce wood.
What can you do about your imbalances? For further info and or make an appointment with Dr. Katayoon Hakim call our office: 831-426-5002
Hakim Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic 930 Mission Street #2
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060