Part 2 of 2: Healing the Spleen System
Welcome to my final post regarding the five Chinese organ systems. Previously, I discussed the problems associated with a problematic spleen system. Today, I am describing the benefits of a healthy spleen as well as how to heal this important system when it is out of balance.
A healthy spleen means you will have a good appetite and excellent digestion. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true but although it would be less poetic, it would be more accurate if it said ‘you are what you can assimilate and absorb.’ Even if you are eating good healthy food, if your spleen energy is low and you can’t digest and assimilate it, then it will leave you feeling unsatisfied and can lead to overeating. Overeating will in turn cause the overloaded digestive system to be more and more backed up with undigested food. Bloating, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea are the likely results.
A strong spleen organ system will give you more strength. For men, it will help to build more muscle as well. You will have more endurance, more vitality and more resilience. It means you will have ‘both feet on the ground’.
Emotionally, someone with a strong spleen will feel calmness and peace. This is distinguished from the serenity experienced by someone with a strong heart and that heart serenity comes from getting a little healthy emotional distance from a situation and seeing it from a bird’s eye perspective. The peaceful spleen feeling is more about feeling safe and grounded and supported by the earth. So although it’s a similar feeling it comes from a completely different direction.
When you undertake a journey of healing, the spleen is usually the last organ system to heal. Sometimes though, it has to be the first thing to be healed. What I mean by that is if a client has severe digestive problems, we have to start by strengthening the spleen before we do anything else. Until the spleen is stronger, the body can’t cope with any of the tonic herbs and minerals and healing foods. So we start with the spleen so that the herbs, minerals, and foods/supplements can be assimilated and will provide their healing benefits. This situation arises less than 10% of the time in my experience, but it is important to be aware of it and deal with it appropriately.
In more general terms it is usually the last organ system to heal. It just seems to take longest to clear and heal all the problems.
Lion Heart Herbs Strength formula will build up the strength of your spleen organ system. It will also help you to gain muscle weight as long as you are doing the right resistance training and are not overly stressed or exhausted (if you are, you need the Rejuvenate formula). Note for women – taking Strength formula won’t result in women gaining too much muscle! You won’t put on any more muscle than you are looking for because women lack the hormones for bulky musculature.
Other than the herbs, it will help your spleen to recover if you do the obvious things to help your digestion as well, like chewing your food properly. If this is a problem, perhaps because you don’t have strong teeth, then consider having more blended foods like soups and smoothies. These are sort of pre-chewed by the blender and therefore easier to digest! Eating smaller meals will help, as will taking digestive enzymes before a meal.
By focusing creating healthy habits to aid digestion such as eating well, chewing thoroughly, and taking digestive enzymes, as well as adding the Strength formula tea to your daily routine, you may be able to begin healing your spleen system and finding improved health.
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.