Summer is the time to relax, have fun, connect with others. The essence of Summer is warmth, expressed in the climate and reflected in our emotions.

Fire is the element associated with the season. The heart, small intestine, pericardium and “triple heater” revitalize during this season, impacting communication, discernment and circulation.

Spirit Gate

The seventh acupuncture point on the Heart meridian brings stability and security to body, mind and spirit.

Inner Frontier Gate

The sixth point on the Pericardium meridian addresses the heartfelt searching of our inner world.

The chart below displays the correspondences of the five seasons:

FIVE ELEMENTS Wood Fire Earth Metal Water
Seasons Spring Summer Late Summer Autumnn Winter
Zang/Yin Organs Liver Heart Spleen Lung Kidney
Fu/Yang Organs Gallbladder Small Intestine Stomach Large Intestine Bladder
Directions East South Middle West North
Tastes Sour Bitter Sweet Pungent Salty
Tissues Tendons Vessels Muscles Skin/Hair Bones
Colors Green Red Yellow White Blue/Black
Sense Organs Eye Tongue Mouth Nose Ear

For more information on the Summer season check out the links below:

The Five Elements – Fire
Summer- The Season of Abundance