Did your grandma ever tell you not to walk around the house in barefeet? This idea permeates through lots of cultures & is oh so strong within Chinese culture & Chinese medicine, & for good reason!⠀
There are 3 main organ channels we work with when influencing the menstrual cycle & fertility: the Kidney, Liver and Spleen. ⠀
These 3 organ systems have a profound influence over the quality of our menstrual cycles & build & nourish the foundation of our fertility. ⠀
And it just so happens each of these 3 channels originate at the feet. ⠀
The Kidney channel begins at the sole of the foot, the Liver & Spleen channels beginning at inner and outer aspects of the big toe. ⠀
All 3 of these channels run through the foot, ankle, up the lower leg, upper leg, & up through the entire reproductive system. ⠀
We want the Qi in these channels to be strong, always moving & flowing. The nature of cold is to constrict & slow things down. Over time this can create stagnation. Any type of stagnation can go on to create pain and disharmony in the body.
Signs of stagnation in the Kidney, Liver & Spleen channels include:
🔻Long menstrual cycles
🔻Thin uterine lining
🔻Recurrent pregnancy loss
🔻Spotting before or after the period
🔻And the list goes on!
A stupidly simple way to nourish these organ channels on a daily basis is to give your feet (the origin of these channels) some love!
➕Encourage healthy circulation & Qi flow to your feet by avoiding walking barefeet on cold floors.
➕Always wear socks or Ugg boots around the house.
➕Do regular hot foot baths. Medicinal herbal foot soaks have been used for hundreds of years in Eastern cultures as it is such a simple way to bring about a therapeutic effect in the body (our feet are very absorbent - remember anything that goes onto our feet gets absorbed into our blood stream & circulated through the whole body!) Add in some epsom salts & slices of ginger to encourage even more nourishing warmth.
➕Massage your feet & work out any sore spots.
Do you or someone you know suffer from Lymphoedema or Lipoedema?