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Exploring Elemental Wisdom: Unveiling the Water Element




The Davina Liisa Method's vision is to explore the Five Element in the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine mythology. In our ongoing series, we unravel the significance of these elements in understanding our unique characteristics, behaviours, and how they guide the approach to acupuncture treatments. Today, we delve into the first element: Water.


I. The Essence of Water:

Water, the Creative Philosopher, embodies traits of quiet introspection, emotive depth, and a life mission centred around seeking truth and vitality. As we immerse ourselves in the essence of Water, we embark on a journey into the yin season of Winter.


II. Winter: A Season of Reflection and Rejuvenation:

Winter, a Yin season, invites us to slow down, conserve energy, and embrace a meditative space for reflection and rejuvenation. The cooler and darker days of Winter set the stage for Water personalities to thrive in their creative and analytical pursuits.


III. Characteristics of Water Personalities:

  1. Go-with-the-Flow Mentality:

  • Water types prefer flexibility over rigid schedules, allowing their creative thinking to flourish in unconventional ways. A true Water individual possesses the remarkable ability to completely zone out and razor focus on their assigned tasks. They can skillfully switch off all outside noise and influences when they choose to, showcasing a depth of concentration and focus that is unparalleled.

  1. Intellectual Curiosity:

  • With a knack for asking deep and probing questions, Water personalities seek emotional depth in relationships and value partners who understand their need for introversion and space.

  1. Challenges and Balance:

  • Water types may feel like outsiders, leading them to withdraw when overwhelmed. Acupuncture can aid in addressing imbalances, preventing symptoms that may arise. introversion and space.

  1. Career Preferences:

  • People with strong Water energy are often drawn to careers that involve helping others, such as counseling, psychology, social work, or healthcare. They thrive in environments that allow them to connect with others on a deep emotional level and make a positive impact in their lives.

  1. Love for Spicy and Salty Food:

  • Water-type people love spicy and salty rather than sweet food, aligning with their elemental preferences.IV. Physical Manifestations and Associations:

IV. Physical Manifestations and Associations:

  1. Color and Time:

  • The color associated with Water is Blue, and the peak energy time is from 3-7 pm.

  1. Climate and Flavor:

  • The climate linked to Water is Winter, and the flavor associated is salty. Addressing imbalances in salt intake is crucial for maintaining Water element harmony.

  1. Sense Organs:

  • The ears, linked to the Water element, can provide insights into imbalances. Acupuncture points targeting the kidneys and bladder may address issues like dizziness and vertigo.

V. Organs and Emotions:

  1. Bladder and Kidney:

  • The bladder and kidney are the organs associated with Water. Professor Worsley highlights the kidneys as the storehouse of vital essence and the gateway to the stomach.

  1. Emotion - Fear:

  • Fear is the main emotion linked to Water. Understanding emotions as signals of imbalance underscores the importance of acupuncture in releasing blockages and regenerating organs.

VI. The Healing Power of Acupuncture:

Acupuncture, as a holistic approach, communicates with the body's organs to address imbalances and promote healing. The Law of the Five Elements, beautifully articulated by Dianne M. Connelly in "Traditional Acupuncture," provides profound insights for those eager to delve deeper into this subject.


As we conclude our exploration of the Water element, we invite you to reflect on its characteristics. Do you resonate with the traits described? Perhaps you recognize Water element qualities in someone close to you. Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. In our next blog, we will continue this journey, unraveling the mysteries of the remaining elements. Until then, may your understanding of Water deepen, bringing clarity and harmony to your mind, body, and soul.

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