Ancient Chinese medicine practitioners intuitively discovered that Nature and the human body are deeply interconnected and that many specific interrelationships could be practically applied for self-healing.
One such relationship is that of each season’s energies to organ systems in the body. The Winter season correlates energetically to Kidney energy. The Kidney is the body’s powerhouse and supplies reserve Qi to other organs when they are running low on energy.
If your Kidney is out of balance or not functioning optimally, you may not feel quite like yourself during the winter season. Kidney imbalance often shows on the body as urinary issues, lower back pain, knee pain, tinnitus or hearing loss, bone or teeth issues, sexual issues, infertility, and hair loss.
Follow these easy tips to help boost your Kidney energy:
1) Rub Your Ears: The ears are the sensory organ connected to the Kidney. Place your hands over your ears and rub for 5 minutes, or until they are red and warm to the touch.
2) March in Place: Your Kidney meridian begins in the soles of your feet. When marching, drop your foot so it is flat on the floor. Once you get the feel for it, place your hands in prayer position and march for 4-5 minutes.
3) Eat Seafood: The element associated with the Kidney is water, and its taste is salty. Anything that lives in salt water strengthens Kidney energy. Shellfish, such as shrimp, clams, mussels, or lobster, are especially beneficial.
4) Take a Break! All of Nature rests in Winter. Do you allow yourself ample down time? Take time to turn inward so your whole being can rest and rebalance.
2023 Qi Reset!
Grand Master Lu holds four seasonal cleanses throughout the year to help you transition—body, mind and spirit—into the coming season. Register for our warming, Qi-enhancing Winter journey from January 15-22, 2023.