Do you have an inability to let go of negative thoughts? Do you often have suspicion or break relationships? Ever find you have deafness or earaches? Your Triple Heater may be trying to tell you it is stressed or not balanced.
Did you even know you had a Triple Heater? Remember we have been talking about the body’s meridian system from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Each month we have covered a different organ so in case you missed it, you can read it from the beginning in my prior article titled, “Is Your Hose Kinked?” Be sure to review the archives for the last couple of months to read the articles that support the rest of the body clock. So far we have covered the lungs, the large intestines, the stomach, the spleen/pancreas, the heart, the small intestines, the bladder, the kidneys and the pericardium.*
The Triple Heater does not really have form like your liver or kidney which is something substantial you can touch. Your local surgeon won’t be operating on this but don’t underestimate that it serves a function.
Its closest equivalent in Western medicine would be the many glands of the endocrine system such as the thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus etc. It’s called Triple Heater because it is divided into three equal parts; upper, middle and lower spanning the torso of the body.
Each organ/gland has its very own unique set of tasks that it performs daily at a very specific time of day similar to your daily tasks or “in-box” at work. And, just like your life, your organs have to deal with an occasional “emergency” in their day. When your body has a stressor it can impact any number of ways and in the instance of the Triple Heater you may find your energy low at this time of day or you may be unable to fall asleep.
Triple Heater holds position number ten in the body clock. The clock starts each day at 3 AM with the lungs and passes the baton every two hours to a different organ throughout the 24-hour clock. This month our focus will be on the Triple Heater which begins its daily routine at 9 PM and continues until 11 PM.
The Triple Heater has a number of functions including:
• Keeps fluids moving in the body
• Facilitates digestion
• Benefits the eyes and ears
• Stops convulsions
• Dispels masses and stagnation
Often the following symptoms may accompany a Triple Heater that is not balanced:
• Lack of resistance to infections
• Poor circulation, overheating or chilliness
• Fluid and toxin retention
• Depression, mood swings
• Stiffness of shoulders
• Swelling of lymph nodes
There are a number of ways to address an imbalance in the Triple Heater such as exercises like Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong.
We are continuing this series next month until we have covered all the organs in the 24 hour body clock. However, if you have low energy during this time or other times of the day, it could also be a food intolerance or adrenal stress. Pinpointing if this happens after you eat is a good indication of a food intolerance. If not, suspect adrenal stress in which case you could benefit greatly from my prior video release called the Tahiti Vacation Relaxation Technique.
Another way to address energy imbalances is through BodyTalk, a modality I use in my practice. A BodyTalk session can be done in person or remotely (over the phone or live video conference such as Zoom). Learn more about BodyTalk and schedule a session.