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Category: Wood Element

Adaptation, Spring, and the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine

Living in harmony with the seasons is one key component to health in Chinese Medicine. Our world is forever changing and, to be at our best, we must continually adapt to these changes and “go with the flow”. Therefore, as the seasons change, we must change as well. In Chicago, we have almost survived the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 28, 2018

Spring Into Action!

In Chicago we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring brings us the Wood element. Wood exemplifies the active energy of Spring. Every day, just walking down the street, I see more trees beginning to bloom, hyacinths giving way to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 1, 2017

Anger, Spring and The Element of Wood

Classical Five Element Chinese Medicine theory says that each of the five elements has many associations, including seasons and particular emotions. The emotion related to the wood element is anger. Wood is also the element of Spring, making it appropriate to think about now. We all get angry sometimes, right? I certainly can get furious and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 23, 2016

Chinese New Year is the Year of the Horse

The Horse January 31st is the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse is galloping in or, if the snow and ice keeps up in Chicago, the Horse is going to be slip sliding in. There is a great deal of meaning that comes with the Horse and there are: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 28, 2014

The Element of Spring: Wood

The foundation of Chinese philosophy is based on the idea that human beings are a part of this universe and integral to the dynamic flow of nature just as animals and plants. For that reason, living in harmony with the seasons is a key component to health. According to Chinese Medicine, the universe is forever: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 30, 2011

Welcome To The Year Of The Tiger!

Another timely article from Happy Chinese New Year! By: Dr. Maoshing Ni Welcome to the year of the Tiger! Each year for close to 20 years I’ve given forecasts about the year based on the ancient Tao system of Five Elements Phase Energetic that predicts the global trends that affect each of us on: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 12, 2010

The Element of Wood and President Obama 1 Year Later

We just marked the 1 year anniversary of President Obama’s Inauguration, so everyone has been reviewing his performance during this time. It seems fitting to share a post that was written by a fellow TCM blogger (Chinese Medicine Notes) in Israel when Obama won. The post is 1 year old – see if you think: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 26, 2010

Anger, The Wood Element and Chinese Medicine

This Post is by David TuckerFrom his blog The Zen of Healing Being Clear With Anger…. According to the theory behind Classical Five Element Acupuncture, each of the five elements has a particular emotion related to it. The emotion of the Wood Element is Anger. First let me say that all five of the emotions: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 21, 2009