Connected to the Kidney/Bladder: Low self-esteem, fear, weakened willpower, insecurity, indecisiveness, aloofness, isolation and low mood.
The Elm symbolically represents fluidity, or the ability to “go with the flow.” Hence, if you’re a person who is like Elm you will be yielding, flexible, and easy-going. You may also be timid, fearful and “wishy-washy” at times. This is why an excess of fear is thought to be harmful to the kidneys and bladder, the organs logically associated with the Elm tree in Celtic medicine.
The kidneys do more than eliminate waste Elm, however. They also regulate pH in the blood and maintain fluid and mineral balance. This helps explain to how the kidneys also came to be associated with the bones. Weak kidneys create weak bones. This is because waste acids can’t be flushed efficiently from the body causing mineral loss from the bones.
When excess Elm and Elm-like personality tendencies (timidity, fearfulness and indecision) are too strong in the body, edema, scant or clear urine, heavy sluggish feelings, bladder infections and burning urination can manifest.
When there is a loss of Elm – quality in the body, this can create brittleness and stiffness, spinal misalignment, chronic backache (especially in the low back), weak knees and ankles, arthritis and osteoporosis. Elm people may lack “backbone” or have become so hardened, inflexible and rigid in their thought processes that they can no longer flow with the changes in their lives.
The Elm Constitutional Essence will bring this type of person back into balance from within.