The healing power of the water element with natural food and lifestyle tips
By Margaretha den Dekker
The function of the water element: The function of the water element is about cleansing, nurturing, healing and connection. Its about exploring your inner experience and having the courage to connect with yourself and your enviroment. The water element its an invitation to go with the flow of the cycle of life and death. According to the 7 chakra system and traditional Chinese medicine, the water element regulates your second or sacral chakra and your pelvic area, the winter season, the moment of a new moon, the menstruation period, your kidney and bladder energy and the emotion fear.
The influence of the water element on the winter season: According to traditional Chinese medicine, the water element is the cooling and contracting force of nature that in its essence contains new life.The water element rules over the winter season and is therefore a period in which the life energy of nature is directed more inwards and downwards.In the winter season everything in nature seems to stand still, almost lifeless, and yet the winter season contains at its core 'the seed' that will bloom and grow in the spring season.In traditional Chinese medicine, the water element not only rules over the winter season but also corresponds to cold, storage, hibernation, the salty taste and the dark color.
The function of the water element and your kidney energy on your body: According to traditional Chinese medicine, the water element in your body corresponds to your kidney and bladder energy. Your kidney energy is the place of storage of all your life energy that you have received from your birth parents and you have supplemented yourself through diet and lifestyle. As the storage place of all your life energy, your kidney energy functions as the base of all your Yin and Yang energy in your body. The Yin energy in your body gives you stability and structure and the Yang energy in your body provides body heat and regulates the functioning of your organs, tissues and fluids in your body. Furthermore, your kidney energy rules over your pelvic area, ears, hearing, nervous system, bone marrow, bones, teeth and scalp hair. According to traditional Chinese medicine but also according to the 7 chakra system, the water element and / or your kidney energy regulates your pelvic area and therefore also your reproductive organs, fertility, sexuality, libido, relationships, relationship dynamics, income and your emotions. For example, a disturbance or weakness in your kidney energy can manifest itself in experiencing a burnout, nervousness, anxious feelings, ear and hearing complaints, brittle bones, back pain, relationship problems, decreased libido and fertility problems.
- Founder of Natural Healing Lifestyle - Ing./bas biomedical engineering, study development and educational psychology - more than 10 years of experience in martial arts - nature lover and belly dancer "I live by the wisdom of nature and use natural food and lifestyle as medicine."