Utilizing the four elemental essences to build and maintain good health. The principles of balancing the elements are relatively simple and straightforward. The art of alkhemy comes in recognizing the hidden signatures of things, situations, and people and applying that knowledge in a totally honest and dedicated way to transform them. Focus on developing inner resources ‘doing without doing and everything gets done’ Earth Element Substances that are solid can be said to have the qualities of the Earth element. Solid qualities of the body that are of the Earth element include skin, muscle, tendon, bone, viscera, fat, other solid organs. Earth, is for the people who were born in November, December and January. Main Characteristics : dark complexion, thick and dark hair, big and strong bones and joints, muscular and powerful vice. Health control : perfect heart condition, nutrition, and fiber in intestine. Sickness : skin disease, heart diseases, tumor, and hemorrhoids. Imbalance of the Earth element would manifest as symptoms of the organs associated with the Earth element. Some examples would be: skin disease, bone disease, tumors, and other “solid” disorders. Water Element Substances that are liquid are of the Water element. Liquid qualities of the body that are of the Water element include blood, eyes, phlegm, saliva, lymph, urine, semen, other liquids of the body. Water is for the people who were born in August, September and October. Main Characteristics: good figure, healthy complexion, watery eyes, lifeless, black silky hair, tolerate to heat and cold well, good sexual feeling, rather inert. Health control: water controlling of the body such as nassal mucus, phlegm, enzyme, urine, and etc. Sickness: respiration problems, digestive problems and urination problems. Imbalances of the Water element would manifest as symptoms of the organs associated with the Water element such as blood disease, eye disorders, renal disease, veneral disease, bladder or urinary tract infection or stones, and any diseases manifesting in abnormal urine or other liquid discharge. (It is interesting to note that diabetes is considered to be a Water element disease, and the two types of diabetes are known in Thai as “sweet-urine disease” and “bland-urine disease.”) Air Element Substances that have movement are of the Air element. Moving qualities of the body include respiration, digestion, excretion, motion of the limbs and joints, sexuality, aging. Air, is for the people who were born in May, June and July. Main Characteristics: tall and thin figure, loose joints, dry and rough skin, jealousy, timid, easily gets bored, intolerant to cold, insomnia, talkative, low voice and low sex drive. Health control: heart beating, the circulation and the nervous system. Sickness: nervous tension, blood circulation, emotion and mind. Imbalance of the Air element would manifest as symptoms of the organs associated with the Air element such as pneumonia, cough, mucous congestion, tuberculosis, bronchitis, other respiratory infections, fainting, dizziness, and arthritis. The Air element is considered to be the most important element in promoting mobility, strength, longevity, and vigor. Fire Element Substances that have heat are of the Fire element. Warm/hot qualities of the body include body temperature, circulatory system, and metabolism. Imbalance of the Fire element primarily manifests as diseases of the Fire element organs, the heart and circulatory system. is for the people who were born in February, March and April. Main Characteristics: thin figure, impatient, intolerant to heat, often hungry, enjoy eating, soft hair, bald, premature aging skin, early grey hair, bad body odor, moderate sex drive. Health control: bile system and temperature control of the body. Sickness: bile clogged, damaged liver, indigestion, have a fever.