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As we continue our yearlong journey through the Meridians (energy pathways in the body), this month brings us to the Spleen Meridian. The Spleen Meridian (SP), according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, has a tremendous role to play in the area of metabolism. It not only metabolizes our food, but also helps to process our emotions, thoughts, and experiences. The Spleen, as an energy system, is also associated with the Pancreas, and together these two organs help to breakdown food and worn out tissue, such as red blood cells. An imbalanced SP can lead to digestion issues, exhaustion, stress, and even chronic fatigue because of the role it plays in helping to keep our immune system functioning optimally. Emotionally, we can feel worry, have an inability to understand our experiences and recognize the good in them, and overthink things. We can also have trouble concentrating, be overly concerned with how others view us, and can have low selfesteem. However, when we use techniques to balance SP (like the Eden Energy Medicine exercises listed below), we can feel a fairness toward ourselves and others, be open to our experiences and view them in a positive way, and are open to the possibilities ahead of us. In essence, we can experience compassion and joy toward ourselves and others when SP is balanced. The Spleen Radiant Circuit Activation exercise can help to boost SP as well as an energy system associated with keeping us in a joy filled place. Place your thumb, first and middle fingers in a cluster together (called a 3-finger notch) at the center of your chest and with the other hand, place a three-finger notch on any side of your body toward the bottom of the ribcage, about four inches from the armpit. Hold these points and take deep breaths for as long as it feels good (see diagram).
The Triple Warmer/ Spleen Hug can be done without anyone noticing, and can also calm us down, center us, and balance SP. Place your right hand on the left side of the rib cage, and the left hand on the other arm with the pinky finger at the tip of the elbow. Wrap your hand around the elbow and take three deep breaths. Switch sides and repeat. The Spleen Thump can aid a healthy metabolism and is also part of the Eden Energy Medicine Daily Energy Routine (see my website for this routine). Simply, tap the areas located on both sides of your body at the base of your ribs (see diagram). Working with the Source Point of Spleen can help balance the organ, as well as the Meridian. Rub or press on the point on your foot near your bunion area that is noted in the diagram above. Work this point on both feet. You can also place your hand around your foot and squeeze the sides of it, being sure to cover this point. There are quite a few other ways to balance SP Meridian, and for those exercises, as well as other techniques to balance the energy systems of the body, visit www.itsallenergywellness.com. Christina Ferber is a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner
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