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A Beginnersí Guide to Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Crystals -- Part 2
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A Beginners’ Guide to Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Crystals

 

By Brana Crystal Cosmopolitan

 

Part 2

Click HERE to go back to Part 1

 

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

Element: Metal

Role: maintaining clear personal boundaries, physical renewal, strengthening the immune system

Emotion: Grief

Bach Flower Remedy: Honeysuckle

Crystals: Blue Chalcedony, Fluorite, Green Aventurine, Clear Quartz

Affirmations:

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 

Element: Metal

Role: elimination, cleansing, letting go

Emotion: stubbornness, grief

Bach Flower Essences: Rock Water

Crystals:  Chevron Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Kunzite

Affirmations:

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

 

Kidney Meridian

Element: Water

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

Emotion: Fear

Crystals: Green Jade, Amazonite, Ruby in Zoisite, Unakite, Tiger Iron

Bach Essences: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Mimulus, Rock Rose, Revival Remedy,

Affirmations: 

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

 

Bladder Meridian

Element: Water

Role: to release the impure from the body and mind, to alert us to danger, to turn ideas into action

Emotion: Fear

Crystals: Sugilite, Kyanite, Blue Apatite, Iolite

Bach Essences: Chicory, Willow, Rock Water, Vine, Cherry Plum

Affirmations:

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

 

Gallbladder Meridian

Element: Wood

Role: detoxification, passion, inspiration, action, assertiveness

Emotion: rage/courage, decisiveness

Bach Flower Essences: Centaury, Elm

Affirmations:

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

Element: Wood

Role: planning, creativity, energy

Emotion: Anger / Kindness, Benevolence, Compassion

Bach Flower Remedy: Agrimony, Impatients

Crystals: Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Green Fluorite

Affirmations:

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

 

Heart Meridian

Element: Fire

Role: emotions of love

Crystals: Morganite, Danburite, Rose Quartz, Ruby in Zoisite, Rhodonite

Bach Essences: Mustard, Pine, Red & Sweet Chestnut

Affirmations:

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’s 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

Emotion: Joy

Bach Essences: Cerato, Chestnut Bud, Sclerantus

Crystals: Clear Topaz, Carnelian, Fire Agate

Affirmations:

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

 

Pericardium Meridian

Element: Fire

Role: to protect the heart

Emotion: Joy

Crystals: Fire Agate, Thulite, Green Tourmaline

Bach Essences: Sweet Chestnut, Wild Rose, White Chestnut

Affirmations:

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

Element: Fire

Role: to transport energy to all organs, keep fluids moving in the body, coordinates the functions of the digestive system

Emotion: Joy

Crystals: Mahogany Obsidian, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Mookaite Jasper

Bach Essences: Holly, Centaury, Agrimony

Affirmations:

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

Emotion: worry

Bach Essences: Gentian, Gorse, Beech

Crystals: Citrine, Imperial Topaz, Malachite, Tiger eye

Affirmations: 

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

 

Stomach Meridian

Element: Earth

Emotion: Worry (+ obsession, nervousness)

Bach Flower Remedy: Red Chestnut and Mimulus

Crystals: Amber, Imperial Topaz, Yellow Jasper, Smokey Quartz

Affirmations:

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¬†



Posted on September 19, 2016
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