A Beginners‚Äô Guide to Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Crystals
By Brana Crystal Cosmopolitan
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Remedies for the Meridian Imbalances
This system is much more complex than displayed here, but is a good representation of the relationships between the basic roles of the meridians, emotions, affirmations, and crystals. It is a good starting point for self-healing and those who wish to learn more may look at the books recommended HERE.
The Lung Meridian
Role: maintaining clear personal boundaries, physical renewal, strengthening the immune system
Bach Flower Remedy: Honeysuckle
Crystals: Blue Chalcedony, Fluorite, Green Aventurine, Clear Quartz
I breathe in life fully and let go of what I no longer need
I release grief and embrace hope.
¬†It is safe for me to experience closeness [i release fear of closeness] and I have strong personal boundaries
Exercises for strengthening lungs: breathing exercises, swimming, receiving massage, rhythmic dancing
To avoid: smoking and self-isolation
Large Intestine Meridian¬†
Role: elimination, cleansing, letting go
Emotion: stubbornness, grief
Bach Flower Essences:¬†Rock Water
Crystals:¬† Chevron Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Kunzite
I easily let go of what I no longer need
I am flexible and adaptable
Strengthening Large Intestine: exercise, de-cluttering,
To avoid: holding onto guilt and regret, bottling up emotions, hoarding posessions
Role: connecting us with Earth energy, give constitutional strength, generates the nervous system and bones, regulates water, keeps us aware of danger, generates fire, nourishes ears, governs memory, supports will to live and achieve goals
Crystals: Green Jade, Amazonite, Ruby in Zoisite, Unakite, Tiger Iron
Bach Essences: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Mimulus, Rock Rose, Revival Remedy,
As I nourish myself I become stronger and more resilient.
All life experiences only strengthen my the drive to succeed.
Balanced: healthy willpower, access to inner wisdom, energy, vitality, strong memory, clear thinking, a balanced sensual and sexual expression, drive, courage
Imbalanced: excessive fear, anxiety, issues of self-worth, issues of trust, paranoia, laziness
To avoid: ice(d) water, excessive exercise, stress and overwork
To strengthen: enough rest, staying hydrated and drinking water slowly, fresh fruits and veggies, iron-rich foods, moderate exercise, especially walking and Qi Gong
Role: to release the impure from the body and mind, to alert us to danger, to turn ideas into action
Crystals: Sugilite, Kyanite, Blue Apatite, Iolite
Bach Essences: Chicory, Willow, Rock Water, Vine, Cherry Plum
I am enthusiastic and confident in my abilities.
I express myself with confidence.
Balanced: Assertiveness, putting thought into action, adaptability, self-control, enthusiasm, easy self-expression, confidence
Imbalanced: loss of control, restlessness, martyrdom, incontinence, overly controlling, excessive self-criticism, changeable moods, resentment, jealousy
To avoid: sitting on cold ground, excessive exposure to coldness or dampness
To strengthen: hiking, swimming in salt water, Kegel exercises, rest, cinnamon, ginger, keeping warm
Role: detoxification, passion, inspiration, action, assertiveness
Emotion: rage/courage, decisiveness
Bach Flower Essences: Centaury, Elm
I express my emotions easily
I easily make plans and goals and find new ways of doing things.
I am courageous and determined to succeed.
Crystals: Labradorite, Turquoise, Amazonite
To strengthen the gallbladder: express your emotions, exercise, go to bed before 11 pm
To avoid: the same as for Liver -- any kind of excess and suppressing emotions
The Liver Meridian
Role: planning, creativity, energy
Emotion: Anger / Kindness, Benevolence, Compassion
Bach Flower Remedy: Agrimony, Impatients
Crystals: Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Green Fluorite
I am kind, benevolent, and compassionate
I easily plan and strategize to manifest my desires
The universal energy supports the flow of my creativity
Exercises for strengthening Liver: as Liver is associated with the element of Wood, walking in a forest would be very helpful, as well as meditation and sufficient sleep.
To avoid: any kind of excess and suppressing emotions
Role: emotions of love
Crystals: Morganite, Danburite, Rose Quartz, Ruby in Zoisite, Rhodonite
Bach Essences: Mustard, Pine, Red & Sweet Chestnut
I feel, give, and receive love easily.
I invite joy into my life every day.
Balanced: enthusiasm, feelings of joy and vitality, inner strength, spiritual peace
Imbalanced: hypersensitivity, as well as being insensitive, loneliness, sadness, high or low blood pressure, anemia
To avoid: staying in ‚Äėstress-mode‚Äô for long periods of time, overwork
To strengthen: having a good night‚Äôs sleep, resting, especially in the middle of the day
Small Intestine Meridian
Element -- Fire
Role: sorting what is useful, discernment, separating our feelings from those of another
Bach Essences: Cerato, Chestnut Bud, Sclerantus
Crystals: Clear Topaz, Carnelian, Fire Agate
I can easily determine the best path to take in every situation.
Making decisions is easy for me.
Balanced: clear thinking, ability to perceive what is useful and extract the lessons from experiences quickly; sorting out beneficial from unbeneficial (advice, approach, perspective, behavior)
Imbalanced: impaired thinking and decision-making; impaired processing of experiences
To avoid: eating while working, overwork
To strengthen: enough rest
Role: to protect the heart
Crystals: Fire Agate, Thulite, Green Tourmaline
Bach Essences: Sweet Chestnut, Wild Rose, White Chestnut
I easily find balance between work and play.
I am joyful and happy that I have a chance to make my life as I want it to be.
Balanced: having clear boundaries, especially between working hours and hours for relaxation; having inner peace and confidence; joy at being alive
Imbalanced: being forgetful, lack of focus, lack of liveliness, nervousness, constant searching of fun things to do, unable to deal with criticism of any kind
To avoid: excessive emotional outbursts
To strengthen: massage, vacation, relaxation times
Triple Heater Meridian
Role: to transport energy to all organs, keep fluids moving in the body, coordinates the functions of the digestive system
Crystals: Mahogany Obsidian, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Mookaite Jasper
Bach Essences: Holly, Centaury, Agrimony
My friendships are nourishing and supportive.
All my relationships are harmonious.
Balanced: harmonious relationships, easy friendships, appropriate boundaries, discernment
Imbalanced: cold hands & feet; hot flushes; stubbornness, suspicion, dogma, guilt
To avoid: extreme temperatures (hot yoga, sauna)
To strengthen: going to bed before 11 pm (as 11pm is the time when this aspect starts regaining strength)
The Spleen/Pancreas Meridian
Element ‚Äď Earth
Role: works to spread & distribute nourishment from food throughout the body; known as a ‚Äúmanager‚ÄĚ, ensures cooperative work environment within the body and between body, mind, soul
Bach Essences: Gentian, Gorse, Beech
Crystals: Citrine, Imperial Topaz, Malachite, Tiger eye
I am confident in my abilities to succeed in all that I do.
I receive love and abundance with gratitude.
Balanced: learning from mistakes, integrating experiences, clarity, self-love
Imbalanced: tiredness, crankiness, criticism, allergies, chronic dissatisfaction, obsessive thoughts
To avoid: irregularity in meals
To strengthen: establishing daily rhythms of activities and rest, create relaxing mealtimes, balance sitting and standing throughout the day, moderate daily exercise
Emotion: Worry (+ obsession, nervousness)
Bach Flower Remedy: Red Chestnut and Mimulus
Crystals: Amber, Imperial Topaz, Yellow Jasper, Smokey Quartz
I choose to eat the food that nourishes my body and to think the thoughts that nourish my mind
I am grounded, stable, and strong
I release my worry to the Divine. Everyone I love is divinely protected. I am divinely protected
To strengthen the stomach: Pilates, Qi Gong, having regular meals and enough uninterrupted time set aside for meals
To avoid: eating ‚Äúon the fly‚ÄĚ, eating when distracted (by tv, phone, etc), junk food, addictive substances¬†