Feng Shui- Five Elements
Five Element Theory helps you understand how natural changes within your body and
outside environment affect your health. To predict and understand these dynamic
changes, ancient doctors studied nature to determine what universal principles existed
that could be applied to health and well-being.
Five Element Theory is what they came up with. The five elements are wood, fire,
earth, metal and water. They were selected based on the observations of ancient
oriental philosophers who theorized that the natural world embodied these elemental
characteristics. Oriental Medicine uses this time-tested, diagnostic model to analyze
how the various parts of a person's body and mind interact to affect health.
The Five Feng Shui Elements are: water, wood, fire, metal, and earth. Like people,
each element has its own unique personality that either enables it to "get along
with" the other elements, or to "fight against" the other elements if the balance
is not right. Each Feng Shui element has unique properties.
1. Water as in trickling
fountain, can signal networking, communication, professional opportunities and wealth,
while running sink or toilet water that is just wasting water may signal loss of
money or poor health.
2. Wood promotes development and creative energies. Wooden
objects promote motivation, inspiration and passion without overwhelming home.
Metal elements are transmitters or conductors of energy. Introduction of metal can
generate attention and transmit energy to that area. Various types of metals are
considered very precious for their associations with health—for example, many people
wear copper bracelets.
4. The Earth has solidity and permanence to it, and the element
of earth appropriately represents these qualities of stability, permanence, and
5. The element of Fire is considered the most powerful of all five elements
and represents energy and passion.