Getting the Kidneys Strong
When I see a new patient, first thing I look at
is the balance of Yin and Yang. The Yang is the
expression of our masculine energy and is the
element of fire while the Yin is the expression of
our feminine energy and is the element of water.
If there is an imbalance of Yin and Yang energy,
the entire system will not be functioning a 100%.
Its not a good sign. As we move into the colder
months , its important to put more attention on
your kidneys. The Kidneys are ruled by water element
and they are more active in the winter.
A Kidney injury is a common ailment characterized
by weakness and lack of energy. In Chinese medicine,
the kidney system involves much more than just
filtered water. It also includes storing the
essence of life of sperm and eggs, the strength
and health of your bones, bone marrow and the
brain, growth and reproduction as well as the
production of blood and hearing. The adrenal
function is included in the kidney system, too. If
there is adrenal fatigue, check for kidney
deficiency. When there is weakness in the kidney
channel, you could have symptoms, like, low back
pain, knee problems, hearing loss, tinnitus, and
problems with your libido and reproductive system.
Chinese medicine also regards the kidneys as the
key to longevity. If your kidney Qi is strong, you
usually have a lot of Sexual Energy. A kidney Yang
deficiency would show up as impotence,
infertility, coldness, swollen extremities and
face, frequent urination, premature ejaculation,
diarrhea, low sex drive, low energy, fatigue, pale
face and tongue, low back pain, knee pain or
weakness, deafness, ringing in ears, and a general
feeling as though the fire is about to go out. I
recommend eating warming foods like chicken, lamb,
scallions, sesame, black bean, lotus seed, wine,
ginger, cinnamon, and black tea. Avoid cold food,
cold fruit and raw foods.
A Kidney Yin deficiency, on the other hand, can
happen when the individual is not drinking enough
water and is literally drying up. There is an
imbalance in the Yin and Yang, the heart and
kidney. This syndrome may include irritability,
insomnia, red cheeks, night sweats, low afternoon
fever, damp palms and soles, dry mouth, low back
pain, seminal emissions, ear ringing, red tongue,
and blurry vision.
If you are Yin-deficient, putting more cooling
foods in your diet will help to cool the fire and
restore balance. Avoid hot and spicy foods,
smoking, alcohol, stress and strong emotions. The
foods I like that nurture Yin are mulberries,
apples, peaches, pears, fresh vegetables, mung
beans, most beans, tofu, soy sprouts, and
chrysanthemum flowers and sweet potatoes.
It is also very important to move the Qi in your
body and that’s where Qi Gong comes in.
Start with the Flying Crane Qi Gong
and it will open up the meridians in a very short
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I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth and
Dr. Wu Dhi