Chinese bio-energy (which we specialize in at CMDQ) is not the simplest science in the world. I thought we could try to approach it very slowly, perhaps organ by organ, to try to understand a little the essence of this science …
In this article, we will discuss the COEUR organ. You are surely familiar with the concepts of Yin and Yang, which complement and balance each other to bring well-being and health … well, sometimes in the heart there is an excess of yang – then we speak of “intensified heat” in this organ. The heat is not controlled so to speak, and therefore it creates an imbalance in the organs which are connected to it, such as for example the lung. To restore balance (the goal of any good practitioner :), we go there in two stages:
1) Decrease Heat and 2) Disperse Moisture
Indeed, an excess of yang (heat) in the heart causes the following problems in the lungs:
• cough • asthma • tight chest • difficult breathing
We will therefore try to calm things down, in particular with the following points (in acupressure for example):
the T7 point, shen men, is an absorption point for the heart. Stimulating this point will somehow absorb heat, and therefore free the lungs. Also, point T7 is said to be “the gate of mental energy”. Its stimulation will calm the fire of the heart. Thus, it will be able to receive energy from the Small Intestine, with which it is also associated.
HT7 is at the fold of your wrist. It lines up with your pinky finger and measures about the width of a finger from the edge.
In essential oil, we can use for example oregano, Ylang Ylang (easy to remember, since we are here with an excess of Yang) and lavender. By rubbing one or two drops on the inside of the wrist with the other wrist, a quick result will be obtained.
As explained in the Energy Regulation course manual, the whole point of alternative medicine is
to carry out an in-depth treatment. It will therefore be necessary, as far as possible, to use the rules of the five elements to heal and regulate the energy in question.
In the case of an excess of heat in the heart, it will be taken into consideration that the kidney (associated with the element WATER) does not function as it should. It is therefore the cause that must be attacked to free the heart from its excess of yang: water, in a way, no longer controls fire.
For this, we will stimulate the T3 and T7 points linked to the kidney meridian.
The other aspect to take into account is the liver. Indeed, the liver corresponds to the wood element, and it is very possible that the wood here feeds the fire too much. It will therefore be necessary to seek to reduce its effect on the heart.
It is therefore not just the heart that we are going to treat, but also upstream and downstream, namely the kidney and the liver. An imbalance never happens on its own. Two is better and three is joy!
Cure Excess Yang through Food?
Subject to reservation, here are some yin foods:
- almost all green vegetables – artichoke, spinach, cucumber, etc.
- Root vegetables like beetroot, carrot, turnip as well as tubers – Jerusalem artichoke, potato.
- Milk, yogurt, lean cheeses, eggs.
- salt as well as salty sauces.
Therefore, yang foods should be avoided:
- meat (beef, lamb, chicken) and fatty fish
- butter, sour cream, fatty cheeses.
- sugar, coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol.
Cereals and legumes are part of the “neutral” which are structuring and stabilizing.
Poaching, boiling or steaming are so-called “water and fire” preparations: neutral or yin in nature.
Baking, cooking preparations such as grilling or smoking are considered as yang-type interventions. To be avoided therefore in the event of excessive yang heat in the heart.
The Anecdote of the Undertaker
This story was sent to me directly by the director of the College of Alternative Medicine, Mr. David Bentata
At the time when it was necessary to manually check if a dead person was indeed dead (before burying him) the undertaker would pinch the T9 point. It is a Chinese energy point and if the person would wake up, then obviously it wasn’t yet the time to bury him. This is why it is called the undertaker’s point, because it puts the heart back in motion…
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