The season of late summer in Chinese medicine is represented by the element of earth. Earth element is indicative of nourishment and abundance. Late summer is the season where my garden is bursting with the fruits of the seeds I planted in the spring months, and the garden is a beautiful physical example of earth element. Earth energies are foundational for physical nourishment and emotional nurturing. The organs ruled by the earth element are the spleen/pancreas and the stomach.
This act of self love, this divinely expressing my deep gratitude for this body of mine, is definitely calling me home and reminding me how important these rituals are. Whether it’s a beautifully designed ritual bath or a simple foot soak in a gorgeous bowl, a moment of self love...
An Introduction to 5-Element Theory
The 5 Element theory is foundational to Chinese medicine, whose roots are deep in history. Traced back to the Song Dynasty (AD 1000). The 5-element system, simply stated, is a way to observe the flow of nature in its constructive and destructive patterns.