TCM Approach to Summer Health
Summer is the season of greatest Yang, as Yin is in the winter months. According to traditional Chinese medicine, summer is associate with the element of Fire. Summer is also associated with the heart small intestine, and the tongue. When the fire element is not in balance, one’s joy can be affected, leading to depression or too much joy. Nervousness, heartburn, and insomnia are all symptoms Fire being off balance.