Small Intestine System, Tai Yang Small Intestine Channel of Hand (手太阳小肠经) or Hand’s Major Yang Small Intestine Meridian, o. intestini tenuis
Phase of Change
Yin oder Yang Quality
Greater Yang – Tai Yang – 太阳
Joy and happiness
Warmth, compassion, partnership, joy
Consciousness, awareness, creativity and love are central expressions of the Fire-Energies in our interpersonal relations. Here we meet the basic human need for contact.Read More
Every communication – from the first cry of a baby to the first declaration of love to the final realization of a “I believe” – is mediated by the energy of the phase of Fire.
In the Fire-Element we take care of our development. The Fire-Energy conducts the entire symphony, in which the positive, creative being is expressed in all its exuberance.
With the help of our creativity we can bring something new into being and thus can lead to change and transformation.
Relations between the Fire-MeridiansRead More
Fire is the only element represented by two pairs of meridians: Heart/Small Intestine and Pericardium/Triple Heater Meridian.
Here the Heart, in which the Shen is at home, takes over the central function of the Fire.
In medical texts from the East, various organs are compared with functionaries in a state. The Heart takes the place of the Emperor, who in ancient China corresponded to the Son of Heaven and embodied divine authority on earth.
By harboring the Shen (spirit/mind) in the Heart, it gives the divine part of our being a physical home.
Through its central position in our Body-Mind-System, all other Meridians of the Fire Element are protectors of the Heart in very different ways or even its messengers, which help to increase its influence.
The boundaries of the Meridians therefore overlap and to some extent all Fire-Meridians are extensions of the Heart-Energy.
More about the functions and relationships is described in the explanations of the individual Meridians.
Spiritual Potential ShenRead More
By giving the Shen, the “divine spark” of consciousness, a home in the body, the heart unites heaven and earth in the human being.
In Chinese medicine, the so-called “five Shen” represent different aspects of consciousness; the Shen of the heart is the purest form of consciousness. The best way to translate Shen is with “mind”. The presence of Shen is the prerequisite for health and a long life. The shine in our eyes is a reflection of the state of our Shen.
The concept of the Shen seems to correspond to the Buddhist idea of mind as pure consciousness in a detached state. According to the Buddhist teachings, enlightenment comes through knowledge and identification with this pure consciousness within ourselves.
However, the heart-Shen must remain anchored in reality and react to the demands of all physical conditions. Correct and appropriate behavior is the result when pure awareness consciousness is committed to the concerns of physical existence.
Emotion Joy and HappinessRead More
In Nei Jing Su Wen it says: “Excessive Shen manifests itself in unceasing laughter, empty Shen in sadness. ” Sometimes a “lack of joy” indicates a problem in the Fire Element.
In the event of a disturbance in the Fire, one will be infected by the cheerfulness of others, but then fall back into a lack of joy. But also, according to Chinese medicine, excessive joy/elation is considered to be a cause for illness.
Physical RelationsRead More
Heart and small intestine
Tendons and muscles
External, Physical Expression
Ability in Times of Change and Excitement
Ability to mourning and sorrow
Chakra 3 – Small Intestine Meridian
Chakra 4 – Heart- and Pericardium Meridian
In the normal standing position, the Heart and Small Intestine Meridian are located on the inside of the arms and legs, thus demonstrating their function of assimilation and integration of information and experience into our deepest inner being.
In their course along the trunk they connect with Kidney and Bladder Meridian (Water Element) and form the energetic central vessel – according to Chinese medicine life arises from the connection of fire and water.
While the Small Intestine works according to the teachings of TCM according to the instructions of the Spleen, in the Zen Shiatsu theory it is attributed a much greater importance. It is seen as an independent function in the digestive system.
The Small Intestine absorbs food as well as emotional and sensory stimuli into the individual body-mind unit and assimilates them into blood, tissue and individual internal reactions.
His central questions are, for example: Is this mine? Does that suit me? Is that beneficial to me?. . . ? Thus creates an inner clarity on the basis of which the Gallbladder can make a decision.
If this process is disrupted, we get into confusion. About our identity, about what is good and beneficial for our person and of course about our actions. Because our behavior reflects our attitude.
He is also related to the Heart in terms of the processing of information that the Heart then integrates; in the production of blood and in terms of establishing a connection between the Heart and Hara; another connection is through circulation in the abdomen and pelvis.
The connection of the Heart and Small Intestine is seen as a connection between consciousness and Ki, whereby the Heart (place of consciousness) processes emotional and sensory information and the Small Intestine in the lower body transforms material substances (nutrients) into blood and Ki.
The Small Intestine influences the condition of the abdominal aorta and is also influenced by it. An imbalance in the Small Intestine can lead to a Ki stagnation in the abdomen and pelvis (Large Intestine imbalance rather Ki stagnation in the lower body half).
Traditionally, the Small Intestine Meridian is associated with mental clarity. Misleading ideas about ourselves and others or our environment and our relationship to it can cause emotional and mental confusion.
It gives us the ability to analyze and synthesize; to unite opposites and perceive the grey in life; to separate thoughts from feelings, one thought from another and one feeling from another.
Assimilation of food, emotional and sensory environmental stimuli
Connection of Heart and Hara
Circulation in the abdomen and pelvic area
Analysis and synthesis
Physical SymptomsRead More
Shoulder pain and neck stiffness
Pain in the wrist and elbow
Tinnitus; hearing; deafness
Indigestion: abdominal pain, often with altered bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea; bloating
Lack of energy
Cold feeling in the area of the hips and legs while the face is hot
Weakness of the lower body with heavy legs
Menstrual disorders and gynecological complaints
Low back pain
Consequences of accident, shock or strong emotional stress, e. g. stiff neck or burning when urinating accompanied by insomnia
Nervousness and tension
Other Aspects of the Small IntestineRead More
Stabilizing factor of the Fire-Phase: conducts heat from the Heart -> Heart stays calm and therefore the Shen is clear
Shock or trauma: according to Zen Shiatsu theory, the Small Intestine Meridian is involved in shock or trauma (in TCM Pericardium). This shows an assimilation disorder in the form of a refusal of body and mind to assimilate unacceptable information – untreated symptoms can continue to have an effect for years to come
Suppressed emotions: often manifests itself in the inability to accept unpleasant memories or one’s own unwanted feelings -> split personality parts or an imbalance between upper and lower body half
Emotionally, the Small Intestine helps us to seek relationships that support and promote our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health
Masunaga associates qualities such as patience and determination with the Small Intestine
thinking and digesting
Harmful InfluencesRead More
The recommendations that apply to repeated Heart diagnosis are also consistent for repeated Small Intestine diagnoses.
Meditation is the first choice for an imbalance in the Ki of the Heart and Small Intestine. Their energy stirred up or weakened by emotional stress must be stabilised and strengthened.
Therapeutic MethodsRead More
All holistic natural healing methods, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy or similar
Psychotherapeutic or life counselling procedures
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