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Metal Element Symbol

The Metal Element in Classical 5 Element Acupuncture

Moving on to the Metal element today… Remember the character for Earth? It’s found within the Chinese symbol for Metal ‘Jin’ (pictured). There’s an extra line representing further depths of the earth and the two dashes are indicative of gold nuggets buried deep underground. The ‘roof’ shape is covering these hidden riches. Metal corresponds to […]

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Summer Solstice

The Officials of the Fire Element

Unlike the other elements the fire element has four officials. These are the heart, which is the supreme controller and the small intestine, which is in control of transforming matter, separating the pure from the impure. Also, the pericardium – the heart protector and lastly the triple heater is the official of balance and harmony. […]

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