Acupuncture : How the imbalance of the elements affect us?
How the Five Elements are Manifested
Internally and Externally?
|Wood||Growing, flourishing, rooted yet pushing upward||Striving, controlling, flexible strength, self-assured|
|Earth||Productive, fertile||Solid, stable, reliable, tenacious, grounded|
|Metal||Hard, structured, symmetric||Organized, substantial, strong, durable|
|Fire||Dry, hot, ascending||Dynamic, sparkling, enthusiastic|
|Water||Wet, cool, descending||Flowing, adaptable, pliant|
|Too low fire - not warming the earth||Heart (fire) unable to warm spleen (earth)||Dislike of cold, cold in extremities, early morning diarrhea, urinary symptoms, edema, distended abdomen, fatigue, weakness|
|Too low metal - metal not producing water||Lungs (metal) not sending water to kidney||Shortness of breath, thirst, weak knees, lower back pain, scanty dark urine.|
|Too much wood - Wood overpowers the earth||Liver (wood) qi dominates spleen (earth)||Headache, sore eyes, gas, poor appetite, weakness, pain in flanks, vertigo, chest distress|
|Too much metal - Fire cannot control metal||Heart (fire) yang cannot control lung (metal) fluids||Frequent urination, shortness of breath, palpitation, insomnia|