The wood element, the element of youth, of all beginnings and of hope, the spring of the year and the spring in our step. It helps us look to the future, decide what we are going to do and where we are going to go.

In the body, it controls the organs of our liver and gall bladder and the functions of our ligaments and tendons.

Its emotion is a kind of forcefulness which we call anger, in both its positive and negative sense.

Common Physical Issues of the Wood Element out of Balance:

  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Vertigo
  • PMS
  • Muscle spasms, tremors

Common Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Issues of the Wood Element out of Balance:

  • Anger, depression and frustration
  • Reckless and aggressive
  • Intolerant and impatient
  • Meek and indecisive

Wood Element in Balance:

    • Seeks challenges
    • Confident and assertive
    • Ability to construct and execute a plan
    • Leadership qualities
    • Good organizational skills
five element acupuncture