Join Rebecca Thompson and De'Nicea Hilton as they explore the Five Elements of traditional Oriental Medicine. Why does it matter? How can knowing which elements are primary and secondary for you, along with what is primary and secondary for your child, help you parent consciously?
The 5 Elements of Traditional Oriental Medicine
Course Intro Video
Fire is mesmerizing and so can children and adults with characteristics of fire. Learn more about the element of fire and see if you or your child have fire characteristics by watching this short video with De'Necea Hilton, Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Earth is stable and wants to support everyone else. These individuals are slower to move than our fire friends. They tend to be empathic and concerned for others and need tools to learn to protect themselves. Metal requires a lot of heat and pressure to make it change. They need structure, predictability, and are detail oriented. Water will go with the flow, but can cause damage when it runs up against buildings and land. Usually they’re really relaxed, going with the flow without concept of time and space. Trees grow up and out, roots can break through concrete. You can’t really stop wood. Authoritative, forward thinking, more concerned with global than details. This medicine is more than 5000 years old, so there’s a lot here.