Our emotions have a powerful effect on our physical bodies. This chart demonstrates the correlation of the five elements used in Feng Shui and Acupuncture. There is a yin and yang method to harmonize out of balance in the body. A yin approach is called the reductive cycle which is the counterclockwise diagram. The yang approach is the destructive cycle shown as the star diagram.
For example to reduce fire (anger, impatience, inflammation), use earth (reductive cycle) or water (destructive cycle). The elements can be represented by behaviors, foods, colors, shapes, materials, etc. When choosing water to put out fire: take a bath, drink more water, sit by a fountain, use water colors or eat water element foods. When reducing fire more subtly use earth: perform grounding exercises, do a mindfulness meditation, sit on the ground, use earth colors or eat earth element foods.
Pretty cool don’t you think?