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Our bodies are made of three ‘humors’ – air, fire and water. Air comprises the respiratory, the nervous system, the space in the bones and others. Fire is the digestive bile and acids, the blood that circulates within fiery organs such as heart and liver. Water is the plasmatic balance, the saliva, blood and mucus. When any of these humors dominate and the balance between them is lost, the tendency to disease becomes evident. To reduce the excesses, herbs are absorbed by the vital organs and tissues and help in correct food absorption that can help the vitiated humor. It is simple with most food supplements – they are consumed before food and prescribed medications; prescribed medications consumed after food or along with it. If the practitioner suggests prescribed medications are taken before food, then the herbs must be had before or after the medications with gaps of 10-15 minutes to ensure they do not react with medications but are consumed before any food enters the system.
Person: Very tall or very short
Indicated: Dry, light, cool,
rough, subtle, mobile and agitated
Internal: Respiratory, nervousness, fear
Energy, sensory, mental overwork, impulsiveness
Fleur Blue adaptogen herb mix for aerial health - Ingredients: Terminalia Arjuna, Withania Somnifera, Bacopa monnieri, Asparagus racemosus, Ginger and Garlic. Directions: 1/2 teaspoon in warm water 5-10 minutes before meals. Indications: Herbs are known to possess antioxidant properties and may prove clinically helpful in cardiovascular, liver and kidney health. Results are varied and may take as long as 360 days to unfold. Claims and effectiveness not approved by FDA. Consult physician before use.
Person: Medium built
Indicated: Oily, sharp, penetrating, hot
Unpleasant, mobile and fluid
Internal: Thirst, heart and liver irregularity
Color, fever, heat, inflammation, intelligence
Fleur Blue adaptogen herb mix for aquatic health - Ingredients: Terminalia Arjuna, Withania Somnifera, Bacopa monnieri, Piper longum, Ginger and Garlic. Directions: 1/2 teaspoon in warm water 5-10 minutes before meals. Indications: Herbs are known to possess antioxidant properties and may prove clinically helpful in cardiovascular, liver and kidney health. Results are varied and may take as long as 360 days to unfold. Claims and effectiveness not approved by FDA. Consult physician before use.
Person: Thickset and bulky
Indicated: Dull, slow, sticky
soft, fixed and inert
Internal: Inertia, lubrication, cushioning
Emotions, endurance, sympathy
Fleur Blue adaptogen herb mix for fiery health - Ingredients: Terminalia Arjuna, Withania Somnifera, Bacopa monnieri, Asparagus racemosus, Basil. Directions: 1/2 teaspoon in warm water 5-10 minutes before meals. Indications: Herbs are known to possess antioxidant properties and may prove clinically helpful in cardiovascular, liver and kidney health. Results are varied and may take as long as 360 days to unfold. Claims and effectiveness not approved by FDA. Consult physician before use.
Air is contained in ether - rather, it is composed secondarily of ether. It dwells in 'empty' spaces in the body, like the colon or the pores of the bones, filling up the subtle channels of the nervous system. Space in the body belongs to the mind. Air is the life force that moves in the mind.
Fire exists in the body in water or oil, thereby containing an aspect of water. In one such form, it is found as 'acid'. Such 'acids', biles are those of the digestive system and that of the blood.
Water, exists in the medium of earth, which contains it. Our physical composition is aquatic and contained within various boundaries of skin and tissue linings analogous to earth. The combination of matter and water is a useful nutrient.
Ken "Bear Hawk" Cohen writes, "Native American Medicine comes from widely held beliefs on healthy living, the repercussions of disease-producing behavior, and principles that restore balance." These beliefs are shared by all tribes, even extends across continents to South Asian regions of India, Japan, China and Sri Lanka. Methods of classification, diagnosis and treatment vary greatly from one healer to another.
Healing traditions of Native Americans have been practiced in North America since at least 12,000 years ago and possibly as early as 40,000 years ago. Similar Ayurvedic practices and TCM have been known for thousands of years. Many aspects of wellness were kept secret and not written down. Traditions were passed down orally. It was believed that sharing healing knowledge too readily or casually would weaken the power of the medicine.
In the Ayurvedic system, emphasis is more on the humors, tissues and channel systems. The organs, though are not as central as in Chinese medical theory, they are quite important and factored into Ayurvedic analysis. Most central to Ayurvedic thought are the organs of the digestive tract, as these are the sites in which the humors get produced and accumulate.
The stomach is an ‘aquatic’ organ. It is the site of accumulation for Kapha, or the water-humor as it is here that phlegm is produced. It produces mainly Kapha fluids, like the various alkaline secretions of the stomach membrane. The stomach gets damaged by incorrect eating habits including over or under eating, bad food combinations, too strong tasting food, particularly food that is too heavy, oily, sweet or salty, food that is too hot or too cold, or eating another meal before the previous one has left the stomach. The stomach is sensitive and can be easily upset by emotional factors, like worry and attachment. The stomach with maternal features, manifests our concerns about things. Its aggravation manifests as nausea, belching, vomiting, lack of appetite and indigestion.
The small intestine is a ‘fiery’ organ. It is the main site of the digestive fire and the place where Pitta accumulates. It produces mainly acid or Pitta secretions. Mainly food that is too hot, spicy, sour or greasy, or too strong tasting damages the small intestine. Mentally it is damaged by emotions such as irritability and anger. Its aggravation manifests as heartburn, hyperacidity or ulcers.
The large intestine or colon is a ‘wind’ driven organ. It is the site of air and the place where Vata accumulates. It is disturbed by food that is too cold, dry or light, or insufficient in quantity or bulk, as well as by too much use of laxatives or colonics. Emotionally it is upset by nervousness, anxiety and fear. Its aggravation manifests as gas, distention and constipation.
The lungs, which are the basis for the respiratory system, are Kapha or aquatic organs. They are sensitive, they like moisture and dislike dryness and produce phlegm. As involved with air, being responsible for our intake of energy through the breathing process, they have secondary Vata qualities and are related to the nervous system in their function. The lungs are damaged particularly by exposure, especially to cold but also to any other environmental factors like heat, dampness or dryness. Smoking and breathing of dust or air pollution affect them. They are the first organs to be affected by the disease process and the initial stage of diseases, like colds and flu, happens in their sphere. Our resistance to disease is evident from the power of our lungs. The lungs govern the reception of emotion into the body. They are emotionally sensitive, receptive and easily hurt. They are damaged by grief and sorrow due to attachment namely Kapha emotions, which can accumulate and be held in them. Their aggravation appears as phlegm, cough, congestion and difficult breathing.
The heart is primarily a fiery or Pitta organ as it is involved with the circulation of the blood, the Pitta tissue in the body. As the seat of emotions like love, however, it also has a Kapha nature. The heart is damaged by too much exertion, by overwork and over exercise. Emotionally, it is disturbed by too much pleasure and joy, by over-expression or false expression of emotions, and by aggressive attitudes. Its aggravation manifests as palpitations, variable blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart pains, heart attacks and other circulatory problems.
Liver and Gall Bladder - The liver, which is involved with both the digestive and circulatory systems, is primarily a Pitta organ, as is the gall bladder, its organ of secretion. As involved with sugar and fat metabolism, the liver is secondarily a Kapha organ and is involved in many Kapha disorders like obesity and diabetes. The liver is damaged by Pitta-increasing factors like too much spicy food, greasy or sweet food, too much meat, by alcohol and drugs. It is responsible for cleansing the blood and removing toxins, hence it is involved in most infectious or toxic conditions of the body. The liver is the site of will and negative outbursts of emotions like anger and hatred. The liver governs the expression of emotion and the assertion of the will. Its aggravation manifests as irritability, headaches, hypertension, skin rashes or infections, liver disorders, hepatitis, jaundice, gall stones and so on. There may be a bitter taste in the mouth or a bilious type of vomiting also. The gall bladder is the duct for the liver. Congestion in the liver will also congest the gall bladder.
Pancreas and Spleen - The pancreas, as it governs sugar metabolism and, in Ayurvedic thought, also the digestion of water, is primarily a Kapha organ. The spleen, as it is involved with the blood formation and destruction, is primarily a Pitta organ. As such, it is involved in many blood and liver disorders. Enlargement of liver and spleen goes together in many of these conditions. It is also involved with the immune system through promoting formation of white blood cells. In the Chinese system, the functions of spleen and pancreas are linked together as one organ, called the spleen but rather different in function than the spleen in Western medicine. The pancreas is damaged by eating too much sweet or rich food, by drinking too much water and by emotional factors such as desire, attachment and sentimentality. Its dysfunction manifests as irregular sugar metabolism, hypoglycemia and diabetes. The spleen is damaged by most of the same factors as the liver, as well as by traumatic injuries, and also manifests as disorders of the blood, including bleeding disorders and chronic non-healing sores.
Kidneys and Urinary Bladder - The kidneys and urinary bladder, as the organs that eliminate water, are primarily Vata organs. Like the colon, they are organs of elimination in the lower part of the body. The urinary system has a generally Vata like drying function. The kidneys have secondary Kapha qualities as providing nutrition and hormones for the deeper tissues, like nerves and bones. The kidneys evolve first in the fetus and their proper development is necessary for right growth in the body, particularly bone formation and reproductive function. The kidneys and bladder aid in cleansing the blood by removing mainly the uric acid from it and in this way help to restrain Pitta. The kidneys are also a sensitive organ and easily damaged by too much travel, exposure to cold, excessive sex, and trauma. Psychologically, they are damaged by Vata emotions like fear and fright. The urinary bladder is also damaged by too much sex, by suppression of the sexual urge, or by suppression of the urge to urinate. Their dysfunction manifests as difficult urination, abnormal urination, burning urination, lower back pain and low vitality.
Reproductive Organs and Women's health - The male reproductive fluid is under the rule of Kapha. It is cold, sweet, wet and sticky, the testes being a Kapha organ. The female reproductive system is under the rule of Pitta and blood. The menstrual fluid is hot and of the nature of blood: the uterus is a Pitta organ. Yet it has Kapha qualities, as it produces lubrication and can conceive new life. Its Kapha nature comes out during pregnancy. Women's breasts are Kapha organs, having a fatty nature and producing milk, a Kapha fluid. The reproductive system is generally Kapha in nature and reproduction is a Kapha function. However, the polarity of the reproductive system is opposite that of the body as a whole. The male reproductive system has more Kapha qualities, though the male body is more Pitta. The female reproductive system is more Pitta, though her body is more Kapha. This is because sexual desire is the longing for the opposite sex and the capacity for taking into us the energy of the opposite sex. The uterus has a Pitta nature to create a longing for male energy that is fire. The testis obtains a Kapha nature to create a longing for female energy, which is water. In the sexual act, the energy of fire or Pitta from the female, her portion of male energy, returns to the male in the form of passion. The energy of aquatic Kapha of the male, his portion of female energy, returns to the female in the form of semen. In this way, the polarity between the two sexes is temporarily relieved in a state of balance. The reproductive organs are damaged by too much sex, repression of sex, by poor nutrition and by emotions such as lust and fear. Their aggravation manifests as impotence, infertility, or inability to perform sexually, mainly Vata disorders. For women, menstrual problems arise.
Brain - The brain is primarily a Vata organ as it is the source of the nerve impulses that govern the rest of the body. The cerebrospinal fluid, however, is Kapha in nature. It serves to support the Vata function of the brain and nerves. Without the proper Kapha in the brain, Vata will get deranged. Factors that damage the brain include external factors in the form of excess sensory stimuli, like too loud noise or music, too bright colors. Too much exposure to the mass media or to computers is another factor, as these also serve as stimulants. Taking of stimulants like coffee, alcohol or any kind of drug are other deranging factors. Internal factors include too much thought, worry, calculation or speculation. Derangement of the brain manifests as insomnia, hallucinations, poor sensory or motor functioning, spasms, tremors or paralysis.
Pericardium and Triple Warmer - The pericardium and triple warmer are concepts important in ancient medicine. The pericardium covers the heart and is mainly involved with psychological disorders, delirium and coma. It is like the heart in its nature and derangement, but represents its more Kapha side. The triple warmer is not so much an organ as a physiological process mainly concerned with the water metabolism and its channels. It is mainly a Kapha organ. It represents the bodily mechanism to keep Vata, Pitta and Kapha in balance.
Air or Vata: Large intestine, urinary bladder, kidney, brain
Fire or Pitta: Small intestine, liver, gall bladder, spleen, heart, uterus
Water or Kapha: Stomach, lungs, pancreas, testes
Vata (air) governs mainly the organs of elimination, which show the lower function of Vata, and the brain, which shows its higher function. Pitta (fire) governs mainly the organs of digestion and of the circulatory system consisting of the blood. Kapha (water) governs organs that produce phlegm or other body fluids. Diseases of the organs are usually from the humor that predominates in them. Generally, however, Vata (air) governs the function of all the organs, as it enervates them. Pitta (fire) governs the metabolism in all organs. Kapha (water) maintains the substance of all organs. Deranged function of organs usually relates to Vata; poor digestion or imbalanced metabolism within them to Pitta (fire); and excess tissue development in them to Kapha (water). Hyperfunction, excess Vata (air), leads to hypo-substance, deficient Kapha (water). Hypofunction, deficient Vata (air), leads to hyper-substance, excess Kapha (water).
Plasma is mainly governed by the lungs and heart. These organs are responsible for its distribution. It is produced by the stomach and lungs. Blood is governed by the heart, liver and spleen. The heart is responsible for its circulation. The liver stores the blood, and the spleen is responsible for its destruction. Muscle is governed by the liver, spleen and pancreas which aid in its production. Fat is governed by the pancreas and kidneys as part of the water metabolism system. The liver is also important. Bone is governed by the colon and the kidneys. The colon nourishes the bones. Weak kidneys prevent proper bone development. Marrow is governed by the brain and colon, the latter which nourishes the marrow through the bones. Reproductive Tissue is governed by the testes, ovaries and kidneys. The reproductive system also helps feed and support the marrow and bone. The organs are mirrored in the tissues they govern and their function can be read in the condition of that tissue.
Herbs are largely prepared using an energetic model that approaches the subject from a different dimension, it does not distinguish herbs by their chemical makeup, though, no doubt, such knowledge is very helpful. The life-force present in herbs and body is not a topic of chemical analysis, but is certainly the subject of the bio-energetic system of analysis. Herbs, as complex organic substances are just not made of simple, active and inert ingredients. Much of their action may not depend on the whole herb, nor can one understand the herbs’ action outside the human body. Herbs may catalyze certain effects within the body that has no correlation to chemical constituents.
The humor-constitution, once revealed, opens up new avenues in all related treatments. Even herbal home remedies can be customized to long-term constitutional needs. A pitta (fiery) person susceptible to common cold may use a less hot diaphoretic than ginger, like mint or yarrow, as these would be less likely to aggravate the pitta levels in the long run. If the person has vata (airy) dominance, he might want to balance out hot diaphoretics like ginger with soothing demulcents like licorice, so he does not dry out from surplus perspiration. Common cold has all the symptoms of kapha – the phlegm, the surplus fluids, the congested nose. Any anti-kapha diet that can dry out the excess kapha helps the kapha person recover quickly.
Taking the preparation helps in the long run. Taking the right dose at the right time is another important factor. Cure comes from within, belief and positive attitude are the most important wellness features that are not in the jar - or maybe, they are.
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