The Wood Element

Spring is a time of amazingly rapid growth continuously beset by unexpected setbacks. It is a time of renewal and resurrection; of vigorous outward and forward movement; and of new plans being put into action — or meeting with opposition. It is the time of release from Winter’s constraints into new-found freedom; it is impetus for the abolition of all stagnation in our lives.

The gift of Wood is the ability to make a comeback from anything. It is the Springtime’s astounding capacity to move forward with new growth towards the returning light. Wood is our aliveness, our capacity for hope, our creativity and adaptability especially in response to challenge. Activism, heroism and constructiveness are the hallmarks of a healthy Wood element.

Access to these resources requires a Five Element Archive membership, except for the ones marked FREE.


Wood: Living the Elements

Intro to Wood


And More…


Wood: Whole Heart Acupuncture



Gall Bladder


Wood: Spirit of the Herbs