Spring time is on it’s way. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) spring time correlates to the Wood element. Unsurprisingly the colour of the Wood element is green. The Liver and Gallbladder meridians are within this element. It is associated with the capacity to look forward, plan and make decisions, hence growth and expansion. The direction East is represented by Wood. The emotions of the wood element include anger, frustration and resentment and the sound associated with the element is shouting.
The Wood element relates to growth and new beginnings, whether that be new life itself or new projects or undertakings. It’s a wonderful time to have a spring clean and a fresh start in the home and in the body, with a detox.
If there’s an imbalance with the Wood element the person may feel stuck, they may lack a strong direction in life and be indecisive. Physical symptoms may include digestive issues such as alternating constipation and diarrhoea or bloating. Due to the placement in the body of the Gallbladder meridian at the top and side of the head, migraines can also result.