With the longest hours of daylight, the Summer Solstice marks the peak of yang energy in the year. In Chinese Medicine, this corresponds to the element of fire. Fire creates light; it provides the energy needed to illuminate, grow, and transform. Summer is the optimal time to connect with the spirit of joy, to nurture our hearts and shine our inner light to those around us.
Wishing you a beautiful solstice,
I am continuously blown away by the fact that when 'new discoveries' are made in Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine already had a language for it. Like any language, it's not always a direct translation, but a concept explained in different words. Chinese Medicine has a whole meridian system associated with the various organs in the body (Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Bladder, etc), and one of the meridians is called the Triple Burner (also goes by other names such as by the San Jiao or Triple Warmer). The designation of the interstitium as an organ seems to very much in line with the roles and responsibilities of the Triple Burner. One of the main responsibilities of the Triple Burner in TCM is to circulate the fluids in our whole body. This article states that the interstitium "is a fluid-filled network that flows through our connective tissues." I love the connections! Read on if you would like to geek out more, too!
Author: Laura Burns
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