Feng Shui Tips for Your Health and Family Bagua Area

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Feng shui decorating can be used in a specific area of your home to benefit your health and family life. The Life Area connected to the east (or the mid-left area if you are using the BTB bagua) area of your home is called "Health and Family" bagua. It is recommended to always express, at least in some of your Health bagua area feng shui cures, the energy to support your health on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—as well as a harmonious quality of energy to maintain peace in the family.

Here's what is appropriate for the Health feng shui bagua area of your home.

Element Colors in Decor

Painting the walls or other uses of nourishing colors in your East feng shui bagua area will bring better energy, too—choose from Earth (light yellow, beige/skin color, earthy/sandy colors), Wood (green and brown), or Water (blue and black) feng shui element colors. Art with images evoking health and family harmony is great for this area but be mindful about the colors in your chosen art, photos, or images as feng shui cures and avoid strong Fire or Metal feng shui element colors in the east bagua area.

Element-Inspired Objects/Art

Water objects such as fountains and Wood/Earth element items like plants are an excellent feng shui cure in the East bagua area of your home. Experiment and see how specific wood element decor art and items can nourish and strengthen the energy of your home. Understand how to decorate with the water feng shui element in art or any other decor objects.


Lights are considered a good feng shui cure to uplift the energy in any feng shui bagua area. You can go for any size in your lighting fixtures when using them as a feng shui cure. However, be sure that the size, look, and overall design of your light fixture work well with the design of your room and fit harmoniously with your surroundings.


Mirrors are excellent in the east, as they bring more light, energetically open up any space and, of course, nourish the space with the Water feng shui element energy. For the east bagua area, choose a mirror in a square or rectangular shape wooden frame.