the heart = fire

Each of the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine has a corresponding organ system.  Each of the Elements and their organs are connected very closely with all four of the other Elements.  Together, they make up the ecosystem of the body, mind and spirit.  These Five Elements are what Zen5’s Chinese Medicine practitioners use to make a diagnosis of our clients.  We then use the information to make a treatment plan that helps get the client’s body, mind and spirit back to optimum balance and health.  By creating internal balance using the Five Elements, we help to establish harmony in body, mind and spirit.

In Chinese medicine, the Heart is considered to be “The Emperor” of the body’s organ systems.  It is an organ that prefers calm, blissful, warm Summer days.  It is the primary organ in the Fire Element.  Think of it as the organ that would prefer to loll about in a park amongst the trees, without a care in the world: an organ that gets its energy from the Wood Element (associated with the Chinese view of the Liver), and unites with the Earth to provide energy (the Spleen).  The Chinese medicine Heart’s emotion is Joy, so laughter and happiness nourish the Heart and keep the body’s Fire healthy.

Imbalances in Heart energy in Chinese medicine appear as:

Anxiety

Depression

Insomnia

Heart palpitations (racing heartbeat)

Abnormal sweating

Circulatory disorders like Reynaud’s Phenomenon

Forgetfulness/Memory loss

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Autism & Asperger Syndrome

We recommend:

Chinese Herbs, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Qigong (meditation) and a diet largely devoid of sugar, caffiene and other stimulating foods and drinks.

Visit a Zen5 Chinese Medicine clinic in the North, South, East or West of Melbourne.  Book online or call one of the clinics direct.

 

Related Ailments

  • Anxiety

    It's part of TCM theory that anxiety is a typical problem of the chest, in particular, the Heart. Laughing help to treat anxiety, because it moves the Qi in the chest.

  • Depression

    acupuncture, Qigong, herbal medicine

  • Heart Palpitations

    acupuncture, spooning, herbal medicine

  • Insomnia

    Food treatment for insomnia 1. Bananas: In addition to serotonin and melatonin smooth, it also contains muscle relaxation may have the effect to magnesium. 2. Chrysanthemum Tea: With moderate sedation, which can not relax the nerves or body, it is the perfect natural antidote. 3. Warm milk: contains a number of tryptophan (an amino acid with a sedative), and calcium, calcium helps the brain make full use of tryptophan. 4. Honey: Add a small amount of honey into your warm milk or herbal tea, some glucose can induce your brain to stop eating prime produce. The thought of wanting to eat is recently discovered neurotransmitter that keeps the brain awake. 5. Potatoes: potatoes remove the acid that disturbs the tryptophan that helps the sleep. 6. Oatmeal: It can induce the melatonin, a small bowl can serve as a catalyst and sleep better, and chewing a large number of oatmeal, would be more effective. 7. Almond: It contains tryptophan, but also contains the right amount of muscle relaxant- Magnesium. 8. Flaxseed: Before bedtime add 2 tablespoons of flaxseed into your oatmeal can play such a wholesome expected in the results. They are rich in omega -3 fatty acids. 9. Whole-meal bread: Eat a piece of whole meal bread with your honey tea will help to promote the secretion of insulin, insulin transfer in the brain into serotonin to help influence the brain tryptophan, and promote sleep. 10. Turkey: it is the most famous source of tryptophan, have a piece or two with your whole meal bread in the afternoon you will get the best food-induced sleep time. insomnia can be treated by acupuncture, reflexology, massage and Qigong

  • Memory Loss

  • Reynaud's Phenomenon

  • Sweating