Traditional Chinese Medicine derives much of its wisdom from understanding patterns found in nature. Nature is based on five elements and humans are the manifestation of these five elements. These elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water. They play an important role in many forms of our daily lives.
In Feng Shui, they are used to achieve balance, so that a room may heal and nurture.
What Type Are You?
There are a little bit of all five elements in each of us, but we all have at least one dominant and this is said to be our Five Element Type.
Knowing and understanding our elements can be extremely helpful since it can help us to understand ourselves and the people around us why they are the way they are.
Design ideas: Clay or ceramic pots, soft fabrics and colors
Metal Body Type: broad squared shoulders, smaller on the legs (opposite of earth), defined face features, square face, small waist.
Color: White, Light Grey
Organ: Lung &Large intestine/3am-7am
Metal Qualities: trustworthy, dependable, very hard worker, follow rules, require routine, will always finish a project, follows through, strong silent type, seeing things in black and white
Metal Downfalls: difficulties in having close relationships, constant self perceiving, not allow himself to share his thoughts or feelings, they always have a wall, feels lonely and misunderstood, a tendency to feeling blue and sad.
Unbalanced: Judgmental, critical, can be cold, depressed, sad, they live in the past, weak immune system
Balance: Surrounding themselves with earthy people, grounding, being in nature
Diet: light yellow and white, ginger, bone broth, cauliflower, kefir, yogurt, onion, garlic, probiotic, pear, black Spanish radish