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Winter Kidney Meridians:

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the  natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow  down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and  conserve our strength.

Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and damp. Remain introspective, restful,  and consolidate your Qi through the season and prepare for the outburst of new life  and energy in the spring.

“The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat,  by harmonizing joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and  what is hard and soft. So it is that dissolute evil cannot reach the man of wisdom, and  he will be witness to a long life.” – Huangdi Neijing Suwen

Element: Water
Nature: Yin
Organs: Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Adrenal Glands, Ears, and Hair
Taste: Salty
Emotion: Fear and Depression

Winter is ruled by the water element, which is associated with the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands.

According to the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys are considered the source of all energy (Qi) within the body.

They store all of the reserve Qi in the body so that it can be used in times of stress and change, or to heal, prevent illness, and age gracefully.

During the winter months it is important to nurture and nourish our kidney Qi. It is the time where this energy can be most easily depleted. Our bodies are instinctively expressing the fundamental principles of winter – rest, reflection, conservation, and storage.

Foods for Winter

Winter is a time when many people tend to reduce their activity. If that’s true for you, it’s wise to reduce the amount of food you eat, too, to avoid gaining weight unnecessarily. Avoid raw foods during the winter as much as possible, as these tend to cool the body. During winter you should emphasize warming foods:

  • Soups and stews
  • Root vegetables
  • Beans
  • Miso and seaweed
  • Garlic and ginger

Eating warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts help to warm the body’s core and to keep us nourished.  Sleep early, rest well, stay warm, and expend a minimum quantity of energy.

Staying Healthy This Winter

Seasonal changes affect the body’s environment. With the wind, rain, and snow comes the colds, flu, aches, and pains.

Here are a few tips to staying healthy this winter:

  • Wash your hands regularly. Studies have shown that one of the main reasons that we catch colds and flu in the winter season is that we are indoors and in closer proximity to others in cold weather. Protect ourself by washing your hands regularly and try not to touch your face.
  • Get plenty of sleep. The Nei Ching, an ancient Chinese classic, advised people to go to sleep early and rise late, after the sun’s rays have warmed the atmosphere a bit. This preserves your own yang Qi for the task of warming in the face of cold.
  • Reduce stress. Find a way to relax and release stress on a daily basis. Such methods may include yoga, meditation, biofeedback, simple relaxation therapy, or whatever method you use to release the stress and pressures of modern life.  By S. Joswiak, L.A.C.,

According to TCM, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can work together to throw your immune system off, allowing pathogens affect your body.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, based on 2,000 years including herbal treatments, Accupuncture, Qigong. and Meditation.

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