Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Which Element Am I? Understanding Health and Personality Using the Five Element System

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 5:30-7pm
Greenstar’s Meeting Room
Amanda Lewis, L.Ac

Five Element Theory is a model used in Traditional Chinese medicine to classify the
inherent patterns of change that operate within all phenomena, both in the external world
and in our bodies. These five elements—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—are each
characterized by specific functions and movements. They are basic components of matter,
or building blocks of nature, as well as dynamic qualities that can transform into each other.

In this class, Amanda will survey the various qualities of each element—as they are
observed in the natural world, as well as how they’re experienced in the body—by
exploring these questions:

• What Are the Five Elements?
• Which Element Am I?
• How to Bring Balance to the Elements

Certain supplements and foods can be used to help bring the elements into proper balance.
Amanda will highlight these at the end of the class, followed by a brief tour through
Greenstar to locate the foods and supplements mentioned in the class.