The Wood Element is the energy associated with regeneration, renewal, and growth. The season of Spring expresses this rebirth as the blooming of new life, the continual movement of Chi.
The Wood Element expresses the vision of life, direction, and movement. The two officials, the Liver and Gall Bladder, govern planning and decision making. Because the Wood Element facilitates the ability or capacity for control, the organ systems of the Liver and Gall Bladder nourish the ligaments and tendons through the purification and storage of blood.
This element enables us to express ourselves forcefully and dynamically. The emotion associated with the Wood Element is anger. An imbalance may manifest behaviorally as anger, frustration, lack of vision, or hopelessness. Physical symptoms that may result from a Wood Element imbalance are certain types of headache, eye or vision problems, inflexibility in movement, gall bladder disease, and menstrual difficulties.