Why Understand Spleen Stomach and Immune Function?
As we enter into the season of ‘Late-Summer’, we can look to Chinese Medicine Theory for insights as to how our whole being functions from a holistic viewpoint. Late-Summer is the ‘season’ of the Spleen and represents the Earth element and the color Yellow.
The Spleen controls the ascending of Vital Force (Qi), governs transformation and transportation (Yun Hua) of ‘food essences’ and Qi (assimilation of nutrients from food), keeps blood inside the vessels, ‘opens’ to the mouth and manifests on the lips, houses the ‘Yi’ (Intellect) and controls the blood, muscles and the four limbs. Singing is the ‘sound of the spleen’ and ‘pensiveness’ can weaken the energy of the spleen.
Western Medicine Theory attributes healthy spleen function to fighting external invaders, producing antibodies and enhancing immune function. Read on to learn how to fortify your spleen during this ‘late-summer’ season.
Spleen and Stomach Meridians
Immune Health – Chinese Medical Theory
Food Therapy for the Spleen \ Why understand Spleen Stomach and Immune Function?
Gut Health Herbs and Supplements
- Ginger, Fennel, Basil, Garlic
- Citrus peel and oil
- Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom
- Green Tea
- Cordyceps Militaris
- HCL / Betaine
- Digestive Enzymes
Lifestyle Practices – Mindful Eating
Why understand Spleen Stomach and Immune Function?
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