Wood is the element of Spring and wood people are prone to gallbladder and liver weakness as well as arthritis. The color of the wood element is green and color is also an important feature. Green promotes balance and the sense of smell. In traditional chinese medicine, green clays and oils are often used to treat a loss of smell.
Wood has an antiseptic quality and a beneficial effect on balancing those who suffer from tumors or cancer. Wood is the element associated with the East and is the element of cleansing in order for new cells, tissues and even relationships to grow. A typical Wood will be very focused, make plans and decisions easily, rise early and be a great organizer. They are "idea" people. Sight is the dominant sense so in Chinese medicine sight is linked to liver health. This means that a weakening of the wood elemental will create problems with vision, including tear production. Wood people will tend to prefer sour or vinegary foods and shouting is a common indication of loss of wood.
Wood people express stress through their skin, often prone to eczema, psoriasis or alopecia. Their skin may tend to be oily in some areas with blackheads and hyperpigmentation. Their muscles will be tight, leading to tendon and ligament issues. The wood person often feels physically sore. It is the circulation of energy that is the core of Wood health.