Hit Your Funny Bone? Your Body Could Be Telling You An Organ Needs HELP!

Many years ago when I was studying Shiatsu at the Kushi Institute, the practitioner told us that if we ever accidentally banged our body in a specific area, to always check which meridian it was.

She warned us, “the organ associated with that meridian needs immediate stimulation to move stagnant energy.”

Meridians are energy passageways in the body. They help keep the flow of Qi (Chi), or energy, circulating. When Qi is flowing smoothly, the body has the energy it needs to support the organs. When Qi is blocked or stagnant, sickness begins developing.

At the time I thought… how is that possible? How could we subconsciously know that an organ system needs stimulation?

Today, I understand that human beings have deep internal wisdom; we embody a self-healing and self-regulating mechanism that most of us are completely unaware of.

When my husband and I were dating, I noticed that he would often accidentally bang the side of his head. And, he was achey in both of his hips when we would take long walks.

I mentioned to him, “That’s your gallbladder meridian. You have trouble digesting fried fatty foods, and you definitely need to increase your vegetables, otherwise you’ll have serious gallbladder trouble.”

He thought that was an interesting observation, as both his father and his brother had their gallbladders removed. And, they all grew up eating fried fatty foods, and not eating many fresh vegetables.

Thankfully, my husband improved his diet and lifestyle, ate less fried food, and began loading up on fresh vegetables. He also did a gallbladder flush a few years ago, and that gave him great results as well.

Interestingly, he doesn’t bump his head anymore. And, even though he is 7 years older than when we first met, his hips ache much less – even after long hikes in the mountains.

Unlike his brother and his father, my husband still has his gallbladder. But, had he continued eating and living the way he had been prior, he may have suffered the same fate as his family members.

Oftentimes, I hear from clients that tell me they stubbed their toe. I always ask, “which one?”

Each toe is connected to a different meridian and organ system in the body. If it’s the little toe, the kidney and bladder system needs some attention. If it’s the big toe, the spleen and liver need support. If it’s the middle two toes we’ve got to address the stomach, and if it’s the toe next to the pinky, the gallbladder needs assistance.

There is wisdom in the body, and when we learn how to decipher it, and understand it on a deeper level, healing happens more quickly.

Have you bumped an area on your body lately? Or have you repeatedly hit the same finger or toe? It’s time to listen to your body and hear what it is saying. An organ system may need your loving care and attention.


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  • Great post! I was excited to watch the video! Is there a password? It said private. Thanks in advance! xo Lynne