Spring is the season of beginning, creation. It is a time to be open to the new and the time to clear out the past.
Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water
In traditional Chinese medicine there are Five Elements and each element gives birth to the next and nourishes it by a flow of energy. So the bracken is burnt, the ashes go into the earth and form minerals, the water flows and there is new growth. Kinesiology is an effective methodology for balancing the energies of your meridians. Balancing your meridians with Kinesiology can improve health and wellbeing on a physical, mental and emotional levels.
Meridians are passages of energy flow located all over your body, as a kinesiologist I work with Chinese Medicine Five Element Theory, which believes that everything in the universe, including our health, is governed by five natural elements: WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL and WATER. This theory underscores the Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding that human beings, both physically and mentally, are intertwined with nature.
An individual’s state of health manifests according to the balance between these Elements.
Autumn – Metal
The Equinox on September 22nd welcomes the season of autumn and the element of METAL. The meridians associated with summer are Lung and Large Intestine.
The Lungs are the Minister from whom policies are issued. Work under the control of the heart. Recieve heavenly chi. Rhythmic order. Self worth. Confidence. Self esteem. Expansion. Quality of life. reciver of the richness of life. Fulfillment. Meaning in life. Purpose.
The Large Intestines are the waste eliminator. About letting go. Release. Generation of evolution and change. Forgiveness. Regeneration. Renewal. Movement.
The feelings associated with these meridians are grief, guilt and self worth.
Time of the harvest- the fruition of growth of spring and summer.
In Autumn our time is more directed toward work family and home. This is a perfect time to cleanse your body. It is time to clear away finished projects and open up to other activities that nurture.
This season is associated with the lungs and large intestine and this is therfore a good time to work at keeping these organs healthy. If yopu are someone with a history of digestive problems or of long winters of colds and lung problems, this is the time to prepare yoursel for stying well.
The lungs and large intestine are two ares that must stay clean to function to their optimum. Just as proper food is neede for energy and health, deep breathing and good air are vital to life and the health of our lungs. They do not like cold or damp, so keep yourself warm and dry. Garlic is an important aid to the lungs that also facilitates cleansing. It acts as a stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, antiseptic, disinfectant and kills germs and worms! Try a couple of cloves a day.
We sometimes forget that the large intestine is about 5 feet in length. Its main function is the absorbtion of water but it also completes the absorbtion of nutrients and houses friendly bacteria which help breakdown foods and sythesise vitamins. It forms stores and eliminates feces. Congesting diets high in meats, dairy and refined foods and poor eating habits (like eating on the run) interfere with our regular bowel movements. Pressure in the head and sinuses, headaches, sore throats as well as crankiness, lack of energy and lack of enthusiasm for life can come from back up in this organ when food stays to long and the passageway becomes toxic.
Become aware of your energy and its balance – what you take in and what you put out.
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