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Element

Fire

Season

Summer

COlor

Red

Emotion

Joy

Yin Organ

Heart, Pericardium

Yang Organ

Small Intestine, Triple Heater

Essential Oils

Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang ylang, Rosemary, Lemon, Laurel leaf, Teatree, Spikenard, Ginger, Cinnamon, Melissa, frankincense

Your quiz results indicate that you have a dominance of the Fire element.

In ancient times, Chinese thinkers developed what is now known as the classic 5-element theory. It was then noticed that human physiology could be categorized into five different ‘types’.

For regular folk, in order to make it easier to understand; these five categories were named after five different elements. That way, element metaphors could be used to explain how each element (body and mind type) behaves… and how it can be treated.

Traditional Chinese Medicine states that every element is related to a season, a color, a flavor, an emotion, and a couple of organs in the body.

Keep on reading to learn more about how the fire element influences your life. By doing so, you may identify possible physical/emotional imbalances and learn how to promote health and wellness.

The Fire Element

The Fire element is closely related to the Summer. Fire types thrive in the hottest, brightest season of the year. In this period, sunlight is at is top, and so is all the growth and maturation of the seeds planted in the Spring – everything expands, everything is warm, shining and abundant. [1]

Fire is associated with the emotion joy. People with balanced Fire elements are friendly, enthusiasts of nature and they can feel happy and appreciate the smaller things in life. They are often playful, optimistic and are passionate about their goals.

Fire is also associated with love and relationships. A healthy fire element means that you’re able to communicate well with others and give and receive love. Self-love is abundant as well.

A balanced fire element brings about healthy interactions with all surroundings, a feeling of connection and calmness. Also, healing of emotional wounds and letting go of old issues of grief and loss, emotional heaviness, sadness, despair and depression.

When the fire element goes out of balance, similar to a woodfire that goes out of control, these qualities can get suddenly turned around. Fire is unpredictable and it is very powerful. People with excess Fire can often be explosive, restless or agitated. They might be happy one minute and then very depressed the next. They can develop insomnia, fears, phobias or extreme irritability.

On the other hand, they might find it difficult to experience joy, even in the happiest situations. People with low fire imbalances have a hard time forming relationships. They may be too open and leave themselves vulnerable to hurt. Otherwise, they might be too closed off and never allow others to really get to know them.

In the human body, the fire element is related to the Heart. This yin organ is the center of the circulatory system. For this reason, the Heart governs blood. One of the heart’s main functions is to push blood to circulate through the vessels to deliver warmth, oxygen and nutrients to all organs.

Therefore, people with fire imbalances may have circulation problems such as high/low blood pressure, palpitations, anxiety, chest pain, pale face, and irregular heartbeat.  [2]

The second important function of the Heart is to control the mind. In Chinese Medicine, this is also known as “the heart storing the spirit”. The spirit involves one’s thoughts, emotions, consciousness, and mental states.

If there’s a fire imbalance that causes irregular functions of the Heart, it will lead to palpitation, insomnia, dreaminess, fear, panic attacks, isolation, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Another organ associated with the fire element is the Pericardium. It is a layer of tissue that surrounds the heart and acts as a protective shield. The defence provided by the Pericardium is not only physical but energetic and spiritual. It prevents emotional upsets from getting to the heart and it filters out negative energies.

People with an unbalanced fire element may have a hard time discerning the good from the bad, setting boundaries, getting out of toxic relationships, situations or habits.

In sum, Heart and Pericardium are two yin fire organs. Let’s talk about the yang side of the fire element.

The small intestine represents the Fire-yang organ. Connected with the Stomach, this organ “separates the nutrients from the waste”. It also absorbs water and determines the quantity of urine.

A healthy fire element equals a healthy small intestine. This results in proper absorption of food and water – consequently, stool and urine patterns will be smooth and normal.

If the fire is excessive, it can consume water and there may be poor urine, no sweat, and constipation. If there’s not enough fire, water can accumulate causing abundant urination, excessive sweating, and diarrhea.

Related physical symptoms of imbalanced fire element include:

  • Cardio-vascular and Respiratory problems
  • Poor circulation
  • Allergies
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Lung and Breast Cancer
  • Thoracic spine
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Angina
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder Girdle Pain and Discomfort
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel
  • Arm and Hand Pain
  • Chronic Restrictions in the Upper Back and Thoracic area
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Insomnia

Do these symptoms seem familiar to you?

The fire element couldn’t be represented by any other color than red.

Consuming red foods is also good for your heart and small intestine. Try eating more strawberry smoothies, red beans, red pepper, goji berries, watermelon, grapefruit, red apples, tomatoes, and cherries. The redder the better!

The fire element is also associated with a bitter taste. Bitter vegetables like kale, broccoli, cabbage, and arugula are great options to add to your diet. Green tea and dark chocolate are bitter as well and beneficial to boost your energy and mood.

If you scored highest on fire, and your ailments are severe, be sure to apply acupressure to these points daily (between 12:00-2:00 pm). And three times a week if your disease is moderate.

To help find each point, use the ‘cun measurement system’. 1 cun is the width of a person’s thumb, whereas the width of the two forefingers equals 1.5 cun and the width of four fingers (except the thumb) side-by-side is three cuns.

CV15

Chinese Name: Jiu Wei

English Translation: Turtledove Tail

CV15 is directly above the Heart and is great for calming anxiety and emotional issues. 

Location: On the midline, 7 thumb widths above the belly button just below the xiphoid process.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Transforms phlegm and suppresses cough; harmonizes the stomach; clears heat and extinguishes wind; loosens the chest and rectifies Qi;

Symptoms: Gastric reflux; mania and withdrawal; epilepsy; cardiac pain

Secondary Symptoms: Difficult ingestion of fluids; fullness in the chest; cough; wheezing and dyspnea; epilepsy; abdominal swelling; unilateral headache; shortness of breath; diminished Qi; 

SI4

Chinese Name: Wan Gu

English Translation: Wrist Bone

SI4, HT7, SJ4, and PC7 are the ‘source’ points of the fire meridians. They have a direct influence over their organs and can help to restore a state of balance to this element.

Location: On the outer side of the wrist, in a depression between the 5th metacarpal and triquetral bone.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Courses channel pathogens; clears intestinal damp-heat.

Symptoms: Pain in the lateral costal region; heat diseases; headache; stiff neck; yellowed skin.

Secondary Symptoms: Nasal congestion; clear, runny mucus; hypertonicity of the finger; weak, aching wrist; nosebleed.

HT7

Chinese Name: Shen Men

English Translation: Spirit Gate

SI4, HT7, SJ4, and PC7 are the ‘source’ points of the fire meridians. They have a direct influence over their organs and can help to restore a state of balance to this element.

Location: When the palm faces upward; on the wrist crease, in the depression where the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon meets.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Regulates Qi; clears Fire and cools construction; clears heart heat.

Symptoms: Heat in the palms; cardiac pain; poor memory; insomnia; yellowing of the eyes; mania and withdrawal; racing of the heart.

Secondary Symptoms: Red facial complexion; dryness of the throat with no desire to eat; dyspnea; dizziness; epilepsy.

SJ4

Chinese Name: Yangchi

English Translation: Yang Pool

SI4, HT7, SJ4, and PC7 are the ‘source’ points of the fire meridians. They have a direct influence over their organs and can help to restore a state of balance to this element.

Location: On the outer crease at the back of the wrist, in a depression between the tendons of muscles.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: frees the channels and connecting vessels; dissipates wind and drains heat.

Symptoms: Arm and shoulder pain; wrist pain; malarial disease; deafness.

Secondary Symptoms: Painful swelling of the eyes; wasting thirst and dry mouth; weak wrist; tinnitus; absence of sweating in heat disease; swelling of the neck.

PC7

Chinese Name: Da Ling

English Translation: Great Mound

SI4, HT7, SJ4, and PC7 are the ‘source’ points of the fire meridians. They have a direct influence over their organs and can help to restore a state of balance to this element.

Location: Press the thumb and fingers together so that the tendons in the wrist protrude; PC 7 is located on the wrist crease in a depression between the two tendons.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Harmonizes the stomach and loosens the chest; cools the blood; quiets the spirit.

Symptoms: Stomach pain; vomiting; mania and withdrawal; pain in the chest and lateral costal region; cardiac pain; palpitations.

Secondary Symptoms: Heat in the palms; pain at the root of the tongue; reddening or yellowing of the eyes; fire-like body fever; shortness of breath.

Use your personalized points to enhance other acupressure routines – If for instance; you were using acupressure to boost your immune system or relieve a headache, be sure to also apply your four Fire element points as well.

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Aroma-Acupressure

Take your acupressure to the next level using essential oils that support the Fire element.

When you rub an element-supporting essential oil into an element-supporting acupressure point; balance is achieved quicker and lasts longer.

Your personalized acupressure points also complement and enhance any other acupressure routines you are using. If for instance; you were using acupressure to boost your immune system or relieve a headache, be sure to also apply your four Wood element points.

Essential Oils for Heart/Pericardium/Small Intestine/Triple Warmer:

Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang ylang, Rosemary, Lemon, Laurel leaf, Teatree, Spikenard, Ginger, Cinnamon, Melissa, lemon, anise, frankincense.

Out of the list of Fire supporting essential oils, you can mix a few to make your own blend, or choose one or several depending on their availability or your own scent preference.

Homeostatic Intelligence – essential oils carry the life force/life blood of the plant.

The purpose of this ‘life blood’ is to keep the plant alive and healthy. This divine intelligence also empowers the body to heal better and faster.

Essential oils need to be diluted before applying to the skin as they are just too concentrated to use on their own. Mix your essential oils with something natural like cold pressed coconut oil or olive oil before you use them.

It is also important which essential oil the person is drawn to – which aroma they find pleasing. The body knows what is best, as long as we go with our natural instinct and don’t bring the mind into it!

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

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References

[1]       Z. B. Wu, C. G.;Zhu, Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Publishing House of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2002.

[2]       Maciocia G, The Foundations of Chinese Medicine E-Book: A Comprehensive Text. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.

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