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.
The points labeled here are for what acupuncturists call draining phlegm and dampness. Phlegm and dampness manifest in the body as: phlegm in the lungs, throat and sinuses, lethargy and fatigue, poor concentration, low libido, bad body odor, oily skin, obesity, trouble loosing weight, nodules, fibroids, cysts, tumors, swollen joints, dizziness, stroke, mania, emotional outbursts, epilepsy, mentalconfusion, edema, psychosis to name a few. If your body was a system of pipes, transporting water, blood, and electric currents constantly throughout the body and some how one of those pipes got blocked, signs of that blockage would become apparent eventually (symptoms.) Not only would a clogged pipe stop functioning but a buildup of all the matter trying to get through would grow and amass phlegm, cysts, fibroid s and tumors. These masses leak toxicity from their stagnant buildup back into the system to be moved through functioning pipes, so now this sepsis is festering in the whole body causing more clogs (illness). You can get these clogs mostly through diet and lifestyle that make your body fluids viscous. Lack of exercise and fried, fatty, or cold foods, especially dairy! The remedy?! A diet in warm nutrient dense unprocessed foods, exercise, herbs and acupuncture.
Many women ask me about Chinese Medicine for Cellulite. I hope by now all of you know that cellulite is NOT fat, it is a break in connective tissue, even the skinniest women can have it, and most women do. So to treat it you have to stimulate cell growth and tissue repair. That is what most expensive cellulite treatments do, they essentially cause injury to the area to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms in that area, cupping can do this! Also providing more nourishment to your body will facilitate healing, not only through food but in the thoughts you have about your body and other women’s bodies as well. This is not just a “fluffy feel good new age tip’” it is science. It has been proven over and over again that stress causes disease and that is because your thoughts and your cells have a symbiotic relationship. Close your eyes and think of being chased by a shark, did your heart rate go up? So why wouldn’t everything else you think affect your body. You told your body you were being chased by a shark and it believed you, so if you tell your body it is fat and ugly it will also believe you. The quickest way to create a healthy beautiful body is to already believe your body is beautiful and healthy. So if you can’t think nourishing high frequency thoughts about your body, then don’t think of your body at all. It’s much easier said than done [...]