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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Healing Your Body Organs with the Elements in Nature


The most important element in the body is WATER. Its yin/yang organs are the kidneys and bladder. They are the most important organs because they are responsible for providing all twelve organs in the body with their personal Chi (energy).

The next most important element is WOOD.  Its yin/yang organs are the liver and gall bladder, because they are responsible for detoxifying our entire body (WHEN IT IS AT REST)!  If you sleep and wake tired, have restless and interrupted sleep, little inspiration or clarity of thoughts, your liver needs rejuvenating and balancing.

Treating these two elements with herbs will replenish energy and rejuvenate functionality. Then your energy rises, digestion improves, sleep is harmonized and the mind can function more clearly.  Drink a full glass of (room temperature) alkaline water DAILY within 20min of waking, and another within the next hour – and to experience less fatigue, better digestion and regularity.

Understanding how the elements manifest in your anatomy and physiology, which herbs to take to improve our kidney and liver functions, will improve the quality of our physical and emotional health. 


To discover more about healing with the elements, we must understand that as “The Home of the Soul” and being the body's largest internal organ, THE LIVER is ruler over Spring.  The LIVER OPENS INTO THE EYES and is LIKE “A GENERAL OF AN ARMY” because it maintains evenness and harmony of movement throughout the body! It is the most important detoxification system in the body and as such, is also most sensitive to stagnation or stuck-ness (of Energy, Blood, and Meridian Chi).

The Wood Element (liver and gallbladder) rules living, growing entities: trees, plants and the human body, and all growing structures: roots, trunk and limbs for trees and plants; the spine, limbs and joints in our body. The health of the liver and gallbladder is revealed in the finger and toenails as well as in the muscles, tendons and ligaments.  A Wood imbalance can result in spinal problems, poor flexibility, or a weak-rootedness of an individual; arthritis is viewed as a wood problem.

Bitter herbs are a good therapy for the liver, as they are purifying, sedating and heat-dispelling. Alterative herbs are often taken in spring as blood purifiers. Some COOLING ALTERATIVES are aloe, Echinacea, plantain, poke root, red clover and goldenseal.  Some HEATING ALTERATIVES are bayberry, cayenne, cinnamon, garlic, black pepper, and white poplar bark. 


The HEART is our CENTER of CONSCIOUSNESS and is associated with the emotions of joy and sadness.  The condition of the heart may be read from a person's tongue and skin complexion.  The Heart not only rules the blood but it also STORES THE SHEN (Spirit).  When the heart's blood and chi are harmonious, Spirit is nourished; when the storing of blood is impaired, symptoms associated with the Shen manifest: insomnia, excessive dreaming, forgetfulness and extreme disorders, like hysteria, irrational behavior, insanity and delirium. 

The small intestines receive the stomach contents and continues the job of separating good food from bad and absorption of nutrients.  Its length and large surface area send the nutrients from what you eat directly into the blood supply. Disharmonies manifest as urinary and digestive disorders such as abdominal pain, internal rumblings, diarrhea or constipation.

These two organs represent the most Yang of all elements, the Fire Element.  The function of the Fire Element is to provide overall harmony to our circulation and warmth; but not only to maintain heat but also to give warmth to others.

Herbs to warm and tonify heart yang: aconite, cinnamon, codonopsis, hoelen, hawthorne berries, marshmallow root. 

To reinforce heart chi and nourish heart yin: rehmania, tang kuei, peony, zizyphus seeds, schizandra. 

For the small intestines: goldenseal, Oregon grape root, barberry root, plantain (seeds) and black haw. 


                                                                         . . . MAKE NATURE'S MEDICINE YOUR OWN

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