The Medicine Wheel was a tool that was commonly used in ceremonies, teachings, and therapies by the native people of North America. Within the Wheel is a representation of the interconnectedness of humans and nature; the microcosm and macrocosm, as cycles and spirals of energy. The most common interpretation of the Medicine Wheel involves the four cardinal directions of North, South, East and West, and are often represented by distinctive colors such as black, red, yellow and white.
The Medicine Wheel is considered a powerful symbol of holistic healing. The four sections of the symbol represent the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental aspects of a human’s life experience. By addressing these four areas, one can achieve holistic wellness on one’s journey through life.