Seasonal Transitions & Self-Care
I mentioned in the last blog that we are approaching a seasonal change, and this has several implications for our overall health. I will be writing more about this is the next few weeks, but just a reminder that we are now at the tail end of the Winter season, and this is the time of year where we can set the tone for our health for the rest of 2021 and beyond.
I mentioned before that, according to Eastern Medicine, we are ending the Kidney/Bladder time of year in a couple of weeks. This is the organ system that relates to how much energy (Chi) is stored in our bodies, ready for distribution throughout our entire bodies, depending on the strength of the next organ system, Liver/Gallbaldder, which will kick in the first of Spring, on March 20th.
Kidney & Bladder Seasonal Self-Care
More about the importance of this in upcoming e-news editions, but for now I want to share with you a single point on the Kidney meridian that you can access on a regular basis to bring your energy up, and to help with so many other things as well (please see the chart below).
If you have any of the conditions listed on the chart, it may indicate there is a deficiency, or imbalance, in the Kidney/Bladder function, and one way to help with this is by stimulating the Kidney 1 point at the base of the ball of the foot, towards the middle (see chart below).
In my Self-Massage program, I go into detail about some of the best ways to access and stimulate this point (along with other important points on the Kidney/Bladder meridians, the meridians themselves, and also direct organ stimulation), but for now, just find this point on the bottom of your foot and massage it as often as you can - while watching TV, in bed at night or first thing in the morning - whenever you can.