Water is the most significant symbol in the Tao. (The Tao is the foundation of Chinese Medicine.) “The highest goodness resembles water.” Every organ has an element and water is assigned to the Kidney. Dreams, more specifically nightmares about water are a sign of Kidney pathology. The kidneys are believed to store all the energy you will have in life so their health is crucial. Kidney pathology presents 1st and foremost with any sexual dysfunction; impotence, low libido and infertility. Other symptoms are low back and knee pain, tinnitus and trouble concentrating. The kidney is weakened by excessive fear, drugs and medications, especially stimulates like Adderall and diet pills, excessive masturbation, poor diet and poor hydration. Strong kidneys present as good leadership skills, confident decision making, bravery, sexual stamina and a strong back.
It is not often you meet a real hero much less have the opportunity to help them in some small way. I had the honor to work with retired Navy SEAL Mike Day. If you haven't heard, Mike was shot 27 times while on an operation in Iraq's Anbar Province in 2007. On his road to recovery it took two years to physically recover from his injuries, and he still deals with constant pain. Mike is determined to not have a victim mentality, however. That has launched him on a journey of giving back. Mike is now a contractor for 9Line LLC working as a Wounded Warrior Advocate for wounded Special Operations Warriors. In addition to being an advocate, Mike has independently initiated a fund raising effort that has netted more than $83000 for the Carrick Brain Center, a treatment facility that focuses on the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries. After his treatment Mike was kind enough to send me this testimonial of his experiences with training and acupuncture. "I received my first acupuncture treatment from my bosse's daughter, Ashley Heintz. She asked me what I wanted fixed. First of all, there are not enough needles to fix everything. Second I like where I am and how I feel, pain or being uncomfortable when I work out is normal for me. It's normal for everybody to a certain extent. I'm not saying to destroy yourself. As an individual you need to know where the point of being uncomfortable crosses over into self destructive [...]