According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver and kidney influences the healthy of our hair. The strength of your kidneys manifest on the head and that the hair is also an extension or surplus of the liver blood.
“If the liver blood and kidney essence is plentiful, then the hair is thick, healthy, and retains its color. Symptoms of a deficiency in liver blood can include: pale complexion, dizziness, dry, dull skin and hair, and fatigue. Kidney essence can loosely be translated as our genetic material and our energy reservoir. The kidney system influences metabolism, growth, reproduction, hormonal and nervous systems. Some indications of weak kidney essence are: weak bones, poor teeth, deafness, impotence, infertility, exhaustion, and poor quality hair.”- http://www.fullbloomacupuncture.com/
As we get older our liver and kidney functions decline. This causes hair to become thinner, more brittle, lose its color, and recede or fall out. Some of us age faster due to nutritional, environmental or lifestyle differences. In this case, the blood, energy and substances we do have are going to be used to nourish our internal vital organs first, which means there is less left over to nourish our hair, skin, and nails. There are ways to help preserve and increase our energy, blood and essence with acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and other lifestyle adjustments.
It means, “Mr. He’s black hair” is used to keep hair from turning gray and can even reverse the graying of hair. Chinese herbalists use he shou wu for longevity, hair loss, and premature graying is because the herb is classified in the Chinese pharmacopeia as a kidney, liver, and blood tonic.
You can buy some Black sesame seeds and black beans. They are kidney and liver tonics, which can be used to help ‘blacken’ the hair. Good nutrition is vital in nourishing your body and improve the quality of your hair. Pay attention to your health, along with the help of Chinese medicine, your hair can look great naturally when you start from the inside out! To get herbs specifically for you visit a Chinese Herbalist or Lac. Acupuncturist and express your concerns.
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is focused primarily on creating balance and harmony through a variety of approaches, including acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes. Your best bet is to seek a qualified practitioner of oriental medicine to assist you in your quest for beautiful hair.
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Our emotions and the correlation to our organs-
A Traditional Chinese Medicine, Biblical and Western perspective
Many people are familiar with the saying, “you are what you eat”, but what
about “you are what you think”. What goes on in our mind has a great effect
on the body. Thoughts and emotions affect all organs and systems of the
human body: nervous, immune, hormonal, circulatory, and reproductive. In
my report I want to explore briefly TCM perspective, western view and
knowledge from the bible that mentions the connection between emotions
and organ health.
“The seven basic emotional related to organ function anger, joy, worry,
pensiveness, sadness, fear, and shock (fright)”. Imbalance of these emotions
can affect organ function. Example: prolonged anger lead to imbalance liver
and liver imbalance symptoms of anger. Anger causes imbalance to the liver.
Joy to Heart, Worry to Spleen, Pensiveness to Spleen, Sadness to Lungs,
Fear to Kidneys, Shock to Heart & Kidneys.
Emotional well being is vital part of health. Having these emotions are part of
the normal human experience, but the Problem is when our emotions
become excessive or repressed. Sometimes our organ may be out of
balance and produce emotional imbalance, which gives us the emotions
Our happiness is important for our health. Uncontrolled emotions can disrupt
vital energy qi and weaken the immune system. Zhang zi he (1156 -1228)
discovered that when emotions come suddenly, or you hang on to them too
long, it upsets the energy flow threw your meridians, make you sick.
The chart below shows what each emotion can do to the body internally.
“Total Chinese Health” page 45
Emotion Internal climate
AngerWind, fire, heat
The important organ of the body whose chief function is to pump the blood to
nourish the body cells.
Leviticus 17:14 “For the life* of every sort of flesh is its blood, because the life* is in it. “
The Heart is prominent in the scriptures, its mentioned 1,000 times.
Safeguard your heart the whole inner person for out of it are the sources of
life. In the bible when the heart is mentioned with mind it refers to the
emotions, desires, feelings of the inner person.
Proverbs 14:30- “A calm heart is the life of the fleshly organism.”
Proverbs 17:22-“A heart that is joyful does as a curer” (king Solomon 3000 years ago).
Journal of the American college of cardiology stated “current findings suggest
harmful association between anger and hostility and coronary heart disease.”
The Journal notes “successful prevention and treatments of CHD might
involve not only conventional, physical and pharmaceutical therapies, but
also psychological management focusing on anger and hostility”. Simply put,
a calm heart fosters good health just like the bible and TCM say. Dr. Derek
Cox a health official in Scotland said in a BBC report “If you are happy you
are likely in the future to have less in the way of physical illness than those
who are unhappy.
Anxiety can be damaging to one’s well-being. It can lead to depression,
robbing one of strength and the initiative to act. Says the inspired proverb:
“Anxious care in the heart of a man is what will cause it to bow down.”
Proverbs 12:25- “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
But a good word cheers it up.”
There can be serious physical manifestations from worry. Observes the book
How to Master Your Nerves: “Doctors know how anxiety can affect the body’s
functions. It can raise (or lower) blood pressure; it can elevate the white blood
cell count; it can suddenly affect the blood sugar by the action of adrenalin on
the liver. It can even change your electrocardiogram. Dr. Charles Mayo said:
‘Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous
Traditional western medicine believe that emotions affect our health. Doctors
have pondered the connection between our mental and physical health for
centuries. In early Western medicine they believed that emotions were linked
to disease and prescribe that people relax and visit a spa when they were
sick. Eventually emotions were no longer the causes of illness, but bacteria
or toxins. So new treatments like antibiotics cured illness.
They have been revisiting the links between stress and health. Today,
Western medicine accepts that there is a powerful mind-body connection
through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can
directly affect our health.
Living with fear is highly stressful. It often leads to depression and can ruin a
person’s health. “Stress suppresses the immune system and is a contributing
factor in most diseases,” explains a Western health magazine. “The body will
develop symptoms of wear and tear, especially on the organs involved.
Hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders,
ulcers, headaches, insomnia, depression, and anxiety can develop.”
Traditional Chinese Medicine is spot on with the emotion and organ
connection. My mom has kidney failure and prior to getting the official
diagnosis she would seem to have extreme panic attacks and fear of almost
everything. TCM is ahead of time regarding diagnosing the body and
identifying issues to help prevent or improving the body.
Western Medicine also has identified an important factor when it comes to
illness. They have discovered how to treat bacteria and toxins. Its good that
recently they are revisiting the idea of Mind-body connection. Personally I
have noticed a change in visiting my primary care doctor. My doctor asks me
what’s going on in my life and how I am feeling. Also they are encouraging
me to exercise and purchase food from the farmers market they have on
Biblical is fact. I believe that the bible was written by our Creator. Our creator
knows us best. When we experience problems or have questions we can
always find facts, truths or principles to live by. I have noticed that TCM and
Western medicine advocates many things that the bible mentions.
We all want to be happy and have a balanced emotional health. I love these
scriptures that tell us how we can achieve TRUE happiness in our life, which
in turn can help us have a healthier mind, body and soul.
Matthew 5:3 – “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual needs,”
Matthew 5:7– “Happy are the merciful,”
Matthew 5:8-” Happy are the pure in heart,”
Matthew 5:9– “Happy are the peacemakers.”
Psalms 144:15 – “Happy are the people whose God is Jehovah”
How to Master Your Nerves (Book)
Total Chinese Health (Book)