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15 Ways To Protect Your Kidneys

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15 Ways To Protect Your Kidneys

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the kidneys are known as the Minister of Power because they are considered to be our most important storehouse of essential energy. Another name for the kidneys is the Root of Life, due to the Chinese view that our original prenatal energy is stored in the kidney organ-energy system. This kidney organ system includes the adrenal glands and what the Chinese refer to as the external kidneys, those being the testicles in males and the ovaries in women. In this way your kidneys, not only filter waste from the blood, balance fluids and regulate acid-alkaline balance (pH) in the body, they also control your sexual and reproductive functions and are a prime source of sexual vitality.

In TCM each organ system is responsible for certain psycho-emotional aspects of our behavior. An individual with healthy, balanced kidneys displays the attributes of wisdom, self-understanding, a gentle nature and rational thinking. The opposite or negative attributes are primarily a fearful nature, insecurity, loneliness, short-term memory loss and excessive-compulsive actions. Keeping your kidneys healthy and balanced requires some consideration on your part, along with including kidney-strengthening foods in your diet.

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3:28PM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Great information. Thanks so much!

10:13PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Great info! Thanks

1:53AM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

I know some of TCM, so for the questions people usually asking in here, hope I can help to answer. First about the "salt", as we know too such salt can damage the kidney, so I have to clear this. as in TCM aspect, the "salty "is not exactly the table salt as we eat in the life, the salt means the characteristic of the food, for example, compare with apple the seaweed's characteristic is "salty" that is why the seaweed can clear and clean the kidney. another issue is someone asking about why the emotion for the kidney is " fear". that means fear can damage the kidney and urinary system. as one example is (maybe someone is not agree with this, but this can easily to help you to understand why) the people will lose control for the urine when they feel really scary (e.g suddenly face the death), but amazing this is also match the western medical"fight and flight "aspect, so the TCM is amazing.

10:38PM PDT on May 21, 2011

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1:59PM PST on Feb 17, 2011

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3:12AM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

Really informative article. We know that We have two kidneys and Kidneys is our life blood , Without the kidney , We can not live . I have never think that Attributes are also impact on the kidneys.
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