Monday, April 2, 2012
The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) are the foundation for Taoist healing strategies. Each element has a different energy vibration and frequency in relationship to vital organs, planets, directions, seasons, taste, color and a host of other relationships that ancient Taoist sages connected to each of the five element in order to better understand the human body. Wood is the element related to spring.
The two vital organs connected to the Wood element are the Liver (yin) and the Gall Bladder (yang). Jupiter is the planet and east is the direction. Spring is the season; sour is the taste and green is the color. Wood is the element of infancy. We often relate to spring as a time to clean and make new. Spring is an important time for detoxifying the Liver and Gall Bladder the Wood organs.
The Gall Bladder is a pear shaped sack located in a depression under the liver on your right side. The function of the, Gall Bladder is to store and concentrate bile until it is needed in the small intestine for digestion. The bile breaks down fats in food. If the Gall Bladder gets congested with bile salts or bacteria; the bile will isolate it and form a pearl-like stone around it. You do not want this to happen. Irritability and uptightness can weaken the Gall Bladder in the spring.
The Liver stores large quantities of blood, minerals, and vitamins. The liver produces bile salts which are distributed by the Gall Bladder into the small intestine to absorb fats from the food that we eat. The Liver also stores all the toxins, poisons, chemicals, and drugs that the body takes in. The Liver then breaks down poisons chemically into less toxic compounds that can be easily eliminated. Toxins stay in the liver a long time. If the amount of toxic becomes too high gallstones can develop. Anger and frustration can weaken the liver in the spring.
Spring is an important time to detox here are some recommendations: Korean Taoist herbal grand master Insan Kim created Bamboo Salt, healing and detox tablets over one hundred years ago. Dasulgi or Divine Liver is considered one of the best Taoist herbal formulas to detoxify the Liver and Kidneys. You can order Divine Liver at www.mybamboosalt.com under healing tablets. If you use this code 20110615ny you will get a 10% discount.
You can visit the Ki Energy Center for a Chunsoo Ki Energy massage treatment which will help detoxify the Liver and Gall Bladder. Call me at 646 329-6727 to make an appointment. You can also purchase Taoist Masters Mantak and Maneewan Chia’s book Chi Nei Tsang (a Chinese Taoist massage technique similar to the Korean Taoist Chunsoo technique) Internal Organs Chi Massage; to learn how to use organ detox massage techniques.
I would also recommend three Colon Hydrotherapy sessions and Talmie de Shimadai is the person I go to. Visit her website at www.digestivehealthinst.org or call 718 676 1500.
Spring is the season of the Wood element; it is the time for detoxing.