Bladder System, Great Yang of the Foot (足 太阳 膀胱 经), yang major pedis, or vesicalis
Phase of Change
Yin oder Yang Quality
great Yang – Tai Yang, 太阳
Fear, anxiety, “fight-flight”- response
wisdom, power potential, origin, listening
Water is the promise of unconstrained, powerful flowing. Our vitality, our courage and our sexual potency are part of this dance. And also our daring to live the adventure!
The energies of the water element give the life force the ‘force‘ and the will to live the ‘will’. They are the seedbed of all life.
The inherited energies of the Kidneys (Water Element) unite past, present and future in man and connect these three with the cosmic forces – the secrets and mysteries of the universe.
The energy of the Kidney-Ki helps us to anchor ourselves in the shape of “here and now“ and help us to gain authenticity in our feelings and thoughts and to communicate them.Read More
Water is also the element of basic trust. We are invited to inner contemplation. To listen, to keep silent and to come to rest in our „not-knowing“. But just as we can trust that winter (Water Element) will produce spring (assigned to the next element Wood), we can trust that dwelling in „not-knowing“, will produce a vision, a realization, a clear distinction that enables us to act (Wood Element).
The energies of the Water Element allow us to gain a realistic view of our position in the cosmos – bound in between heaven and earth – „with the feet on the earth and the head in the clouds“.
From the union of Shen (spirit/heaven) and Jing (essence/earth) Ming (purpose/„our contract with heaven“) develops . When the will of man (Zhi/Water Element) is completely in accordance with the will of heaven (Ming), i. e. with his purpose, man becomes the channel for the true divine Qi (Zhen) of heaven and earth.
Our “hero’s journey” through life is about fulfilling our purpose from the bottom of our hearts.
Spiritual Potential WillRead More
The Water Element also gives us the will to survive as a source of life. The Kidneys are characterised by the wisdom to become active in life-threatening situations and to take appropriate steps to ensure survival with a cool strategic ability.
Through the storage of Ki and essence, which we can rely on in situations that require stamina, they give us the strength to continue like water, to go on and on and on
The will to survive, to act and to accomplish something is the Yang manifestation of the will in the Water Element. The „Yin will” consists in the ability to flow with the natural course of events, to follow our destiny.
The balance between the trading Yang will and the allowing Yin will is the gift of a healthy Water Element.
Emotion FearRead More
Water Element general
Fear is part of our survival instinct. Strong fear causes the release of Original-Ki from the kidneys, which is also called “fight-flight„ -response.
The fear that is rooted in the water element is a fear that is rooted in the roots of our existence and is usually too threatening to be consciously perceived. It is expressed, among other things, in the need to control the situation before they control us. It can be hidden behind aggression (wood element) or care (earth element) or mixed with both.
Phobias and other neurotic or obsessive fears are frequent side effects of an imbalance in the Water Element (then in combination with the Fire Element)
However, the fear of the Water Element combined with the will to survive gives the situations their very own intensity, which carries the steel undertone of determination. This is not a refusal to let go (Metal Element), but a refusal to give up.
Fear related to the Bladder Meridian
In case of bladder imbalance, anxiety expresses itself more in the form of tension, anxiety and restlessness. Or also as e.g. Fear of flying, fear of heights, etc. In extreme stress situations, however, a kind of free-floating panic may develop
The Bladder Meridian is the Yang partner of the Kidney Meridian (Yin partner), both of which are the energetic expression of the Element Water to which they are associated. In principle, all Yang-Organs can be seen as the embodiment of the energetic functions of their associated Yin-Organs.
The Yu Points of the Bladder Meridian indicate that the Bladder Meridian not only represents the organ bladder, but also serves as a vehicle for the Yang-functions of the kidneys. The Bladder Meridian tones all organ functions for which the Kidney-Yang has provided energy. Thus, the symptoms are similar in an imbalance in the Bladder-Function and those of a Kidney-Yang-vacuity.
According to Zen Shiatsu theory, both bladder and kidneys embody drive, survival instinct and the ability to respond to stimuli.
Since the Bladder Meridian originates in the deepest part of the eye cavity, at the level of the pituitary gland (controls the autonomic nervous system), and moves downwards in its further course to both sides of the spine (near the spinal nerves), it can be assumed that the Bladder Meridian is related to the nervous system. Our nervous system regulates all physical processes and willful actions.
It is also understandable that Masunaga often uses the word “nervous” in his description of bladder symptoms. An imbalance in the Bladder-Ki will preferably manifest itself in tension and overreactions – this is how “nervous” in the anatomical and figurative sense is meant.
Tonifies all organ functions
Regulates the body’s reactions to stimuli and information via the autonomous nervous system; “fight or flight” response
Stores and excretes urine
Influences the function of the uterus
Influences the bones together with the kidneys
Gives the back strength and support – together with Gall Bladder- and Stomach Meridian, the Bladder Meridian forms an energetic structure that supports us like holding ropes in an upright position; Gall Bladder- and Bladder Meridian ensure an even alignment of the hips and the lower back
Exhaustion: often the Bladder Meridian in a Hara diagnosis is part of the current finding when someone is exhausted and temporarily lacks drive. If the energy of the Bladder is out of balance in the long term (e. g. due to persistent stress), then this state of exhaustion becomes chronic and is more likely to change into a Kidney-finding. The exhaustion then penetrated deeper into the system.
Physical SymptomsRead More
Neck tensions; tense back muscles; back pain; subluxation 5. Lumbar spine; tormenting pain Lumbar spine
Gynaecological complaints: severe, weak or irregular bleeding, painful menstruation, discharge
Prostate problems; impotence
Neuroses; phobias; paranoia
“the nerves lie bare”; (hyper-)irritability; nervousness, anxiety and restlessness; nervous tension
Other Aspects of Bladder KiRead More
On the psychological level, the Bladder symbolizes our “backbone” and our determination
Everything we would like to hide “behind our backs”, such as fear, jealousy, feelings of guilt, suppressed sexual desires – feelings that we find it difficult to acknowledge are suppressed.
In the traditional Chinese way of thinking, man has a privileged position “between heaven and earth”. Heaven is the epitome of Yang, while the depths of Yin symbolize the earth. The central vessel of Bladder- and Kidney Meridian connects at the head with the Yang of the heaven and at the feet with the Yin of the earth.
Sensitive to insult
Harmful InfluencesRead More
Too much sport
Stimulating substances such as alcohol, coffee, tea and especially drugs (!)
Everything’s all right. I’ve rediscovered my basic trust
I’m okay – you’re okay. I show backbone in life
The balance of things has been achieved and remains
The Origin-Ki and the Essences can not be increased, but only stored and supplemented by the Ki of respiration and food. The key to the preservation of the Essence is moderation. One should therefore avoid overwork, stress and stimulating substances. Regularly but moderately eat and exercise, pay attention to your own breathing and maintain a calm mind.
Therapeutic MethodsRead More
All holistic natural healing methods, such as acupuncture, homeopathy or similar
Yoga-especially forward bending
Autogenic training, Biofeedback and others
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