Fire Element, the Heart and Small Intestine
In Chinese Medicine, Summer is associated with the Fire phase and the Heart. The main functions of the Heart are considered to be housing the spirit, and pumping oxygen rich blood around the body. Just as in the summer the sun spreads warmth and light over the Earth, the Heart pumps warm nourishing blood throughout the body.
When the Heart blood is deficient, the spirit does not have a good resting place and there can be symptoms of restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. A disorder of the Heart organ can also affect communication and speech resulting in stutters, manic talking or disjointed thinking.
Balancing Your Heart Energy
The middle of the palm connects with the Heart energies
The fingers have channels that run through the chest so holding them together helps the energy to gather here.
The Earth energy is very grounding and can nourish the heart or ground energy that is rising excessively.
The summer time is a great time to connect with the earth - walk barefoot in the soil or get your hands dirty in the garden.
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