Use Acupuncture For Metal Element Imbalance
Meet the Metal Element
In Chinese medicine, each season has its own element that represents the nature of that time of year. For fall, that element is metal. For centuries practitioners have used acupuncture for metal element imbalance in patients.
Healthy metal is both strong yet flexible; sturdy yet malleable. It is a refined substance. The metal element is associated with the Lung and Large Intestine (as well as the immune system). Both of these organs are responsible for taking in what the body needs (air, nutrients, water), refining it, and eliminating what it doesn’t (waste). Metal is also associated with the pores of the skin, the nose, and the emotion of grief or sadness.
When these metal organs are healthy, we are strong and adaptable.
When metal is out of balance, however…
You easily catch colds or the flu.
You have chronic allergies, asthma, or COPD.
You experience dry, itchy skin or brittle hair and nails.
You get flares of rashes, hives, eczema, or psoriasis in the fall.
You regularly have constipation or diarrhea.
You are hypersensitive to your environment.
You lack assertiveness or you are excessively rigid.
You struggle with grief or sadness.
You may consider yourself a perfectionist, which leads to you often feeling disappointed.
Using Acupuncture to Support the Metal Element
Acupuncture is one of the best ways to promote the metal element.
Acupuncture is one of the best ways to promote the metal element. In fact, the practice of acupuncture alone uses the power of strong yet flexible metal needles to refine the body’s healing processes for better health!
Why do we utilize acupuncture for metal element imbalance? Acupuncture can help with both the physical and emotional signs of metal imbalance by directly strengthening the Lung and Large Intestine Qi through specific acupuncture points.