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In this update you will find a list of common symptoms and ailments that are
usually evolved from an overall pattern of excessive heat inside the organs and
cells of the body.
When you are dealing with a body that has become out of balance, then do remember that it is unlikely you would get all of these symptoms. You may just have a few of them.
Many of these symptoms may also come from causes other than excessive internal heat. So to establish if they are likely to have been caused by heat, look for multiple signs of your system generally overheating.
With the big patterns, all you are trying to do is establish where your body type is generally. Such as, is it an overheated system or is it too cold? Is it too dry or is it too damp? And so forth.
Also please note that due to the limitations of a blog, this is just a short description of likely heat related symptoms. If you require a more in depth list and fuller explanation of hese symptoms then you can find them in my book or by consulting a practitioner of Eastern Medicine.
So here they are, heat symptoms … Continue reading
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This is part 1 of 3 blogs on internal heat. Part 1 explains how heat behaves in the body. Part 2 describes symptoms, signs and general ailments caused by excessive heat. And part 3 tells you how this damaging heat was created; and what you can do to reduce it and to bring your body into a more balanced and healthy state.
So let’s begin.
The body likes to be warm and full of energy to function at its best.
However, just like a machine or anything found in nature, if heat builds up excessively in it, then damage is caused.
The easiest way to see the destructive actions of too much heat in the body is to examine what it does in nature. The way heat behaves outside the body is also the way it behaves inside of it.
When we look at heat in nature we see it enlivens things and energizes them.
It gives them power and makes them move faster. In spring and summer it brings animals out of hibernation and it grows flowers and plants. It warms and gives life, light and energy.
But if heat becomes too excessive it can start to burn and dry. Plants will wither. The ground will become barren, hard and even start to crack.
In the body if things become too hot; then this can cause our cells, tissues, hormones, fluids and organs all to begin to suffer damage. Continue reading
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We all know that what enters the mind from our interactions with other people and the world can cause us to have certain emotional responses. When we see injustice on the news we may become angry, or when we see others suffering we may become sad and so forth.
But did you know that the internal workings of our organs can also be responsible for generating emotional states ?
Well simply, they can. Every organ can cause our minds to be more susceptible to different feelings and patterns of behaviour.
In this article, we will examine three such states – fear, anger and sadness. We will see how unhealthy organs as opposed to external life events outside of the human body may be creating or encouraging them.
We will start with fear. In the West it is often assumed that when one is fearful it is a character flaw; that someone is choosing to be weak, feeble and cowardly. Whereas when someone is brave, they are portrayed as a hero and are to be admired. Some of this behaviour is indeed their character, but in many cases it is merely just a reflection of the health and functioning of their hormonal system, particularly the power of their adrenal glands.
If you have strong adrenals you will be full of hormones like adrenalin, cortisone and testosterone. These great natural steroids give your body a super charge, causing it to stay very steady during any crisis or shock. Continue reading