HEALING THE HEART WITH ANCIENT MEDICAL WISDOM – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom – Chinese Medicine Theory offers insights into how our whole being functions from a holistic viewpoint. Summer is the ‘season’ of the Heart and represents the Fire element and the color Red. The Heart is reflected on the complexion, controls the blood vessels, circulation, and sweat, ‘opens’ to the tongue, houses the ‘Shen’ (Mind), and controls mental activities.
Laughter is the ‘sound of the heart’ and Joy is the emotion of the heart. Wisdom teachings from many religions and cultures around the world reflect on the importance of the ‘Heart’. One such verse from the teachings of Jesus states: “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of”. Healing all aspects of the ‘Heart’ (mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual) is now more important than ever. Read on to learn how to nourish and heal your heart this summer.
Heart and Small Intestine Meridians
Chinese Medical Theory – Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom
Chinese Medical Theory views the function of the organs and glands differently than Western Medicine. Chinese Medicine Theory explains not only the physical functions of the organs and how they work in harmony together but also the emotional, spiritual, behavioral, and subtle energy nuances that take place which make us the complex, beautiful creations that we are. Each ‘internal organ’ system is paired with an ‘external organ’ system.
The Heart is paired with the Small Intestine and they have a very special energetic relationship that affects everything from blood, circulation, and ‘food energy’, to mental/emotional health, dreams, talking, and laughing. Heart imbalances can be diagnosed by looking at the complexion and the tongue. For example, a long, thin, midline crack on the tongue can indicate a ‘weak’ Heart constitution and the tendency to emotional problems.
Food and Lifestyle Therapy, along with Herbs, Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, and emotional healing therapies such as EVOX are safe and effective ways to heal ‘heart meridian imbalances’. Detailed information, including physical and emotional symptoms, foods, stretching/poses, and acupressure points related to the Heart and Small Intestine Meridians are available at the highlighted link.
Herbal Therapy for the Heart – Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom
Vascular health is important, not just for cardiovascular health, but for whole-body health that includes the mind, energy levels, inflammation, aging, skin health, muscle, and tissue recovery.
Current health concerns such as COVID, vaccinations, diabetes, as well as many other immune and inflammatory disorders, can damage the slick gel lining of the vascular system called the ‘Endothelial Glycocalyx’. The glycocalyx protects the heart, veins, and arteries from damage. Arterosil is a patented herbal formula designed to protect and heal the glycocalyx and promote cardiovascular health.
Many people who have taken the COVID shots are now experiencing inflammatory conditions and positive D-dimer lab results. Therapies that protect and heal the body from inflammation are a very important part of holistic healthcare at this time.
Probiotics for the Small Intestine – Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom
The common understanding that the ‘gut is the second brain’ in anchored in the wisdom of Chinese Medicine Theory in that the Small Intestine is the paired organ of the Heart. In Chinese Medicine, the ‘Heart is the House of the Mind‘. The modern wisdom of HeartMath has spoken of this fact for many years, and the notion that the ‘Heart is not a Pump‘ also offers further insight into the complexities of the Heart’s true functions.
If the Mind is Housed in the Heart, and the Mind is affected by the gut, and the majority of the body’s serotonin is located in the ‘gut’, cultivating a healthy and diverse microbiome is necessary for optimal brain health, appropriate immune responses, pain perception, inflammation, and many other functions.
MegaSporeBiotic is an excellent spore-based probiotic to ‘Recondition’ the gut. Leaky Gut Syndrome is very common due to the toxic environmental exposures so prevalent in our society today. MegaSporeBiotic and other gut healing products and lab tests are available at Microbiome Labs.
Lifestyle Therapies – Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom
Daily exercise is so important for our overall health, including cardiovascular, lymphatic, autophagy, metabolic, mental/emotional, and immune health. Something as simple as a daily walk is immensely helpful, and walking in nature without the interruptions of modern technology is even better.
Healthy, nutritionally dense, minimally processed food provides the building blocks for our cells to function well during times of stress. Just minimizing or eliminating sugars, alcohol, processed foods, and fast foods can have a powerful and positive impact on overall health. Many illness can be reversed by changing poor diet and lifestyle habits and beliefs.
Emotional Healing – Healing the Heart with Ancient Medical Wisdom
It is important to address the emotional and spiritual heart and how those factors can help or hinder overall health. HeartMath offers many tools for maintaining ‘Heart Coherence’ in stressful situations. EVOX Perception Reframing is an excellent healing therapy to address subconscious stress and energy stagnation.
Stress is a major risk factor for all types of disease, but even more so for cardiovascular and immune-related illnesses. Supporting emotional healing with homeopathic remedies is also very helpful. Flower, Gem, plant, and mineral homeopathic formulations have been used in many holistic healing methods to deepen the emotional healing and processing of trauma therapies. Lotus Wei offers many excellent combinations.
Every organ and gland system has its ‘appointed time’ of increased energy. Summer is the appointed time of the heart and a perfect time for healing and balancing this vital organ.
For more information about how Clinical Nutrition, QRA, EVOX Therapy, Integrative, Functional, and Holistic Medicine can help you heal the heart this summer, please call the office: 407-328-6711or email: Kathy@DrKathyVeon.com and ask for Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN – your local friendly Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, &Certified Clinical Nutritionist.
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Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida.
She is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Veon is currently serving as Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).
She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in holistic medicine therapies such as Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Western and Chinese Herbology, Nutrigenomic Testing and Nutritional Therapies, EVOX Perception Reframing, Environmental Medicine and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.
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