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Embracing Summer with the Fire Element in Chinese Medicine

Summer’s here, and it’s time for vacation, holidays, and fun! In Chinese medicine, summer vibes with the Fire element, bringing warmth, brightness, and lots of activity. This season encourages us to be open, social, and expressive. The Fire element is all about warmth and brightness, making us more connected and expressive. It’s linked to the heart and small intestine, and emotions like happiness, euphoria, and sometimes petulance or feeling startled.


In Dien Chan reflexology, focusing on the heart and small intestine helps balance our bodies. This can improve emotions, circulation, immune function, digestion, and even help with skin issues like acne. The heart is super important in Chinese medicine, governing the circulatory system and blood vessels. Keeping it balanced is key, especially in the lively summer months.


Essential oils can also help keep the Fire element balanced.


For emotional balance, if joy and laughter are missing, try basil, lavender, ylang ylang and geranium. Feeling burnt out? Basil, peppermint, and black spruce can bring back vitality. For enthusiasm and creativity, try ylang ylang, lavender, sweet orange, grapefruit, frankincense and our beautiful Elevate essential oil blend.


Essential oils can help with issues like IBS are lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, constipation, diarrhea, and indigestion we recommend trying our Digest essential oil blend, peppermint and lemon essential oils. The Fire element’s taste is bitter, which stimulates appetite and digestion. Essential oils can help support the digestive tract.


For Dry hair and skin can be nourished with frankincense, geranium, lavender, and tea tree along with your favourite carrier oil. Jojoba oil is very nourishing and soothing, which makes it your best choice this summer. Peppermint is a great essential oil to help you keep cool by adding few drops in a spray bottle filled with distilled water and fractionated coconut oil. Relief is also a great option to carry along with you!


To stay well this summer, drink lots of water and eat a balanced diet with salty foods, fruits and verggies such as celery, cucumber, watermelong, citrus, fish, and seafood. Find joy in activities that make you happy and fully enjoy the season! Let the Fire element inspire you to live your best life!


Enjoy the warmth and brightness of summer, and let the Fire element inspire you to live your best life!

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