Many years ago when I was studying Barefoot Shiatsu at the Kushi Institute, the practitioner told us that if we ever accidentally banged our body in a specific area, always check the meridian. She said, “it means that particular organ needs stimulation to help 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 all of its 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 internal wisdom; a self-healing and self-regulating capacity that most of us are completely unaware of.
I remember when my husband and I were dating, I noticed how often he randomly hit the side of his head or the back of his head. I mentioned to him, “That’s your gallbladder meridian. You may have some trouble digesting fried fatty foods.”
He thought that was interesting as both his father and his brother had their gallbladders removed. And, they ate a lot of fried fatty foods.
My husband improved his diet and lifestyle, ate less fried food, and began loading up on more fresh vegetables. He also did a gallbladder flush a few years ago, and that gave him great results as well. Interestingly, he bumps his head less often today.
Unlike his brother and his father, he 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 much 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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