The Spleen In Chinese Medicine | How To Help Your Spleen In Chinese Medicine?

The Spleen In Chinese Medicine | How To Help Your Spleen In Chinese Medicine?

The Spleen

How To Have A Healthy, Happy Spleen With Chinese Medicine

Emma Suttie, D.Ac, is the author.

Problems with digestion are one of the most common problems I see in my practice. This isn’t usually the reason that people come to see me, but when I am going through their medical history, it usually comes up. When it comes to Chinese Medicine, it’s relatively easy to fix bicyle problems with a little treatment and some tips on how to support and strengthen our bicyle systems.

A lot of people think of the spleen as a part of the immune system and responsible for the production of white blood cells and the removal of old red blood cells. It is not the same as it is in the other place. The Stomach and the Spousal are the main organs of digestion in Chinese medicine. Everything that comes into the body through our sense organs is different than what they digest.

In your first year in the school, you’ll learn that we live in a deficient Spleen culture. We are constantly taking in information, and that information has to be processed by the Spleen. We eat in front of the TV, we are constantly looking at our mobile devices, and we are always multitasking, because we eat in front of the TV, we are constantly looking at our mobile devices, and we are always multitasking, because we eat in front of the TV, we are Doing one thing at a time is never good. We are overloading our poor Spleens.

What can we do to make a difference? There are a lot of things you can do to help take the burden off of your Spleen.


Don’t Put Ice In Your Drinks. Avoid Cold Foods.

One easy way to help your Spleen is to not have ice in your drinks. The heat is used to power the Spleen, which is responsible for breaking down your food. Eating and drinking cold foods such as icy drinks, eating ice cream, and eating a lot of frozen or very cold foods taxes the Spleens energy, as it has to heat up again to be able to do.

Be Mindful.

Good advice for helping your Spleen, but a good life philosophy is what this is. One of the best things you can do for your Spleen is to only do one thing at a time, and be very careful when you do it. Just eat is what this means when you are eating. Don’t sit in front of the TV, read, study, or catch up on work. In a fast-paced world where everyone is short on time, it is understandable that people are always doing many things at once, but this small thing will relax your mind and body, as well.

Chew Your Food.

It is possible for us to help our Spleens by making sure that we chew our food well. We tend to be in such a hurry that we don’t chew our food as well as we should. Spleens will be a little easier because chewing will help the breakdown of the foods before they get to the stomach.

Eat Soups.

If you want to be kind to your Spleen, one of the best things you can do is to eat soups. When you are sick, they are prescribed to you because they are easy to digest and you don’t need as much energy to digest them as you would if you were healthy. Soups don’t take a lot of energy to digest, so they can be used for other purposes. I will list some of the foods that are beneficial to the Spleen later in the article. I will give you a list of foods that the Spleen doesn’t like so that you can avoid them when you can.


Take A Break.

Most people have deficient Spleens because they live in a culture that is bombarded with stimuli. You can imagine how hard it is for the Spleen to process all that information, including the food we eat and the liquids we drink. Taking a break is something that you can do to give your Spleen a break. Go for a walk outside. It’s a good idea to leave your phone at home. If you want to avoid interruptions, sit somewhere quiet and meditate away from the TV, phone, and other electronic devices. You will notice a big difference in how you feel if you do this once a day for a few minutes. You will notice that you are calmer, more aware and more at peace. And you will be loved by your Spleen.

The Spleens Functions in Chinese Medicine

If you have symptoms in any of these areas, they point to a disharmony of the Spleen because it is responsible for so many functions.

The Spleen Controls Blood

The Spleen is responsible for manufacturing the blood and the Spleen Qi is responsible for keeping it in the vessels. A person will bruise easily and/or have problems with bleeding if Spleen Qi is weak.

The Spleen Controls The Muscles And The Four Limbs

The Spleen is the main source of hydration for the body. The muscles and limbs become weak and tired if the Spleen is not strong.

The Spleen Is Responsible For Transformation & Transportation

The Spleen is responsible for the intake, processing and distribution of food and drink. The Spleen creates Blood and Qi, which are vital substances for all the body’s functions and maintaining proper health. If transformation and transportation are functioning well, the body is moist and the Qi is strong. The appetite is weak, the digestion is sluggish, and the stools are watery when malfunctioning.

The Spleen Opens Into The Mouth & Manifests On The Lips

The sense of taste can be dulled if the Spleen is not functioning properly. Red, moist and vibrant lips are indicative of a healthy Spleen. The lips will be pale from lack of sustenance if the Spleen is deficient.

Controls The Upright Qi

The Spleen is responsible for the function of the body. This is known as the upright Qi. The force that counteracts gravity when it comes to holding things, specifically the organs, in place. This is very important. All of our organs would be at the bottom of our abdomen if we didn’t have healthy upright Qi. When the Spleen is weak, we see a lot of things like haemorrhoids as well as things like the uterus, bladder, and the vagina.

Houses Thought

The Yi is the spirit of the Spleen and every organ in the system has its own unique spirit. The capacity for thinking is related to the Spleen. The strength of the Spleen affects how well we manage our thoughts, concentrate, exercise discernment and form intentions.


Worry – The Emotion of the Spleen

The emotion of the Spleen is worry, which is associated with all organs in the system. This works in two different ways. We can be susceptible to worry if we don’t have a good Spleen, and if we don’t have a good Spleen, we can be susceptible to worry if we don’t have a good mind and focus.

Foods Beneficial For The Spleen

  • There are vegetables that are lightly cooked, such as corn, cabbage, cauliflower, button mushrooms, and caper.
  • Grains such as brown rice, barley, and amaranth.
  • Lentils, Legumes,Kidney beans, and adzuki beans.
  • A small amount of organic meat, poultry, and fish.
  • There is a small number of lemons.
  • There are sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
  • Seaweed, kelp
  • Green tea, jasmine tea, tea leaves, and tea beverages.
  • The fruit was strawberry, peach, and cherry.
  • Chestnuts, pine nuts, walnuts, and pistachios.
  • Lamb, venison
  • There are crustaceans, such as lobster, prawns, shrimp, and trout.
  • Black pepper, cinnamon bark, clove, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, sage, turmeric, thyme, horseradish, cayenne, and cayenne pepper.


Foods That Hurt The Spleen

  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Cold drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Processed foods
  • There are refined flours, pastry, pasta, and bread.
  • Cold raw foods
  • There are sugar substitute and refined sugar products.
  • Coffee, alcohol
  • Deep-fried foods
  • There are peanut butter and peanuts.
  • Bananas, avocado

When the Spleen is functioning well, a person will feel energetic, their digestion will be smooth, their bowel movements will be regular and firm, thoughts will be clear, and one will be able to concentrate.

There are many symptoms when the Spleen is not balanced, such as loose stools, low energy, nausea, vomiting, weakness in the four limbs, pale lips, and a feeling of cold.

Because most of us have some level of Spleen deficiency, we can all help our Spleens by being aware of simple things we can all do to take some of the pressure off of this important organ. Your Spleen is going to love you for it.

The Spleen in Chinese Medicine – A Handy Chart

The chart below will help you learn more about the spleen and how it is associated with Chinese medicine.




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