The 5 Elements of Traditional Oriental Medicine

The 5 Elements of Traditional Oriental Medicine – Water

Water

Basic Characteristics- 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. When you try to contain water, you’re trying to force it to be in a box that it doesn’t fit in. Water children don’t really like structure. You’ll need to start getting them ready way before it is time to leave. May be more introverted and can entertain themselves.

Opportunities for growth- Can move very slowly and needs to learn how to do what they need to do.

Health concerns- Asthma can manifest on inhalation- can’t really get a deep breath. Bladder issues/infections. Might be heavier because they don’t want to move around a lot. May need to add some activities for them using fire to burn up the water a bit.

Gifts- They tend to be flexible and creative.

Remember no one element is more important than the others. We need all of these elements to be complete as a society.

Do you identify with the element of water? Do you have a water child in your house?

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