Did you know that if you had osteoporosis and visited a Chinese Doctor, your KIDNEY MERIDIAN would be treated?
Did you know that the kidneys and heart produce the same hormone called erythropoietin, and that this is the hormone of choice for cyclists who want to cheat in a race? This is the hormone that determines if you have enough oxygen in your blood. The HEART AND KIDNEY are linked in Chinese medicine.
Did you know that if you are a man with sexual problems – premature ejaculation, inability to maintain an erection, low or high libido – you would be talking about KIDNEY problems?
Did you know that if you have a swollen, puffy face – especially under the eyes – you are talking about KIDNEY issues?
Did you know that VITAMIN D (which is only absorbed through sunlight) turns into a substance called calcitrol after it is metabolized by the kidneys? The endpoint of transformation of this important vitamin and hormone is the kidneys?
Did you know that the adrenal glands - which sit on top of the kidneys - are actually part of the kidneys?
Did you know that the right kidney houses the powerful and mysterious "gate of vitality" - the MING MEN?
Did you know that the phosphoric acid in soda will not only cause bone weakening but will destroy your kidneys, causing a severe imbalance in the kidneys' ability to maintain a balance of sodium and phosphate in the blood?
Did you know that the hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, epinephrine, cortisol, renin, and erythropoeitin are secreted by the kidneys?
AND FINALLY, DID YOU KNOW THAT KIDNEY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WATER ELEMENT AND BECAUSE THE KIDNEYS FILTER WATER FROM THE BLOOD, IF THERE IS ANY IMBALANCE, THE CRYSTALS THAT THE KIDNEYS FORM FROM THE ELEMENTS IN OUR BLOOD TO MAKE OUR BONES WEAKEN . THIS CAN CAUSE OSTEOPOROSIS, (NOT TO MENTION TISSUE SWELLING AND EDEMA...and madness and poor choices and sexual problems and, and...)
And finally, finally: In Chinese Medicine if you have weak kidneys, or JING, you will certainly be crazy. "The Kidneys store JING and JING houses willpower."
So, how about a WORKSHOP ON THE KIDNEYS???
In Chinese Medicine the KIDNEYS store the JING, dominate water, control the bones, 'fil the marrow', and create the brain and spinal cord.
This is NOT the same as the Western approach to the two little beans that sit in our backs, now is it???
We'll be having a Workshop TBA!!