Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Season of Fire
Ancient Taoist masters developed wellness theories for each season utilizing the Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Fire. Fire is the element of summer. For those who wish to use a proactive approach to health I will discuss a few Taoist concepts for summer health maintenance.
The Heart is the Yin organ associated with the Fire element of the summer season and the Small Intestine is the Yang organ. Mars is the planet, red is the color, love and joy are positive summer emotions and hate and impatience are negative summer emotions. I find it interesting that the planet Mars has been associated with the color red and the act of war by many who had little or no understanding of these ancient Taoist concepts.
Heart attacks are more common in the summer and emotion plays a major part.
Negative emotions such as anger and impatience can be a greater risk to the heart in the summer. Negative emotions also create problems for our small intestine. The small intestine is the digestive tract between the stomach and cecum. Absorption and digestion are not the only functions of the small intestine; according to Taoist theory the small intestine also helps the body digest unsettled emotions.
During the hot summer months negative emotions of anger, worry, sadness, fear and impatience should be avoided as much as possible. If the small intestine becomes over loaded with negative emotions it can become unhealthy. An unhealthy small intestine can cause hormonal and menstrual disorders for women. It can also develop mucus in the lungs and be the cause of back pain and varicose veins.
The Harlem Ki Energy Center www.kienergycenter.com can help you develop a proactive approach to summer health with meditation classes every Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and special Ki small intestine organ massage treatments. Ki treatments can help the small intestine eliminate toxins caused by negative emotions. Meditation can eliminate negative thoughts which can help develop the positive summer emotions of love and joy.
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