Part 3 of 3: Healing the kidney system using Taoist tonic herbs
Welcome to my final installment of my series on the Chinese kidney system. In parts 1 and 2, I discussed what parts of the body are a part of this system and how you would benefit from having a healthy kidney system. With this post, it is my hope that you learn how to effectively heal this system to bring you better health and wellbeing.
When you have lots of symptoms it’s often just one kidney problem. So many parts of the body being part of the kidney organ system is the reason why certain problems tend to go together, and if you have a problem in one of these areas, you often have a problem with all of them. If you have chronic fatigue for instance, it’s common for you to not only have sore joints but also brain fog and poor memory. At the same time you’re likely to be overly stressed, to pee too frequently, and for women, to have menstrual problems and so on. The good news about that is you may think you have ten problems or fifty problems when you actually only have one. That makes resolving the whole mess seem more manageable, when you know you just have to get more jing (or reserve energy) and heal the kidney organ system and the rest sorts itself out.
An example of one big problem looking like lots of more minor problems is when you are acidic. If you have acidity in your blood, your body will rob from the bones and joints and tendons to neutralize that acidity. The body will fire up your adrenal glands because of the stress, which in turn sends your cortisol out of balance. Unbalanced cortisol may then unbalance other hormones so you might have too much progesterone or too little estrogen which creates further problems. This all goes out of balance in a domino effect because of a weak kidney organ system caused by dehydration, demineralization, toxaemia and low essential fats. You don’t need different complex treatments; you just need to look after the basics to get your energy back up.
Recharging your jing batteries is the key to longevity. This isn’t just to live a long time so that you can spend longer in a nursing home. You will live longer but you will add life to your years instead of just years to your life.
Healing the kidneys takes work and the necessary steps are detailed in the Easy Exhaustion Cure. Basically, hydration, minerals, detoxification and alkalising need to be taken care of to stop what jing energy you do have from leaking out or being further depleted. As far as replenishing the lost energy is concerned, the only things that will accomplish this – other than certain advanced meditation practices – are the right tonic herbs. Lion Heart Herbs Rejuvenate formula is designed for this purpose.
Herbs for the other organ systems are taken as and when they are needed, but the jing herbs for healing the kidneys are different. People usually take them every day their whole life long because you are born with a finite amount of jing energy. Chi, or everyday energy, gets replenished every time you breathe and every time you eat. Shen, your spiritual energy, is built up each time you do something right that you feel good about doing; when you do something that is part of your reason for being on the planet. But jing, the kidney energy, is different. You are born with a certain amount and it just gets lower as your life goes on. In fact, the process of ageing itself is related to loss of jing in Taoist medicine, because it is jing energy that rejuvenates and heals you. You replenish your jing to some extent whenever you relax, rest and sleep. But you’ll never get it back to what it was without the tonic herbs and the Lion Heart Herbs Rejuvenate formula is the perfect place to begin.
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.
Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.