One of the biggest complaints I hear from many of my new clients is fatigue, probably the most common ailment of our age.
I can teach you how to cultivate your own chi and overcome this challenge, which will ultimately result in harmony with your true self.
How do you live in harmony with your true self? You can begin by balancing your Triple Warmer Meridian, sometimes called the Triple Heater or San Jiao meridian.
You can download a FREE chart helping you to understand this and other meridians at this link on my website. The emotions that affect your Triple Warmer include:
Triple Heater is all about harmony. You must live in harmony with yourself before you can live in harmony with the world around you.
Although most of the acupuncture meridians in the body are named by organs (Stomach Meridian, Heart Meridian, Kidney Meridian and so on), Triple Warmer has more to do with how you manage the flow of your own chi.
Triple Heater generally refers to three areas:
Upper Jiao. This has to do with the flow of energy in your lung and heart.
Middle Jiao. This has to do with energy in your stomach and spleen.
Lower Jiao. This has to do with the flow of energy in your bladder, kidneys, small and large intestine.
Here are a few ways you can balance your Triple Warmer:
- Keep a regular schedule, as your Triple Warmer wants you to follow a healthy rhythm.
- Eat every 3 to 5 hours.
- Include stress reducing activities every day, such as meditation.
- Do not overwork.
- Exercise moderately.
- Avoid aerobic exercise where your heart rate exceeds 100 bpm, such as running, spinning classes, triathlons, marathons or other depleting activities.
- Sleep at least 8 hours every night.
- Avoid overeating.
- Avoid emotional outbursts.
- In short, find the middle way, so that you are living in a manner that does not burn yourself out.
When you are stressed, the Triple Heater Meridian steals chi from the rest of your body so that you can keep going.
Even if you are not physically overworking, you can deplete your chi through excess mental activity.
Who among us has not had a mentally taxing day that left you so tired you felt like you had been digging ditches for eight hours?
By finding this middle way, you will discover that you have more time to live in harmony with your true self. There is time for hobbies, time for friends, time to putter around your house, time to have fun and time to do nothing. There is a balance between work and rest, expansion and contraction.
In the space you allow yourself – the gaps between getting and spending – your true self can speak to you and you can listen. Your intuition will naturally flow.
What is healing? Healing happens when we find a healthy rhythm, creating the space for us to listen deeply and follow the guidance of our true self.