The Heart Organ System can be associated with the emotions of joy, excitement and fright [not to be confused with Fear as represented by the Kidneys] and the season of summer. It is the mother of the Spleen, controlled by the Kidneys and controls the Lungs. The Heart governs your mind and houses all mental activities pertaining to consciousness, sensitivity and your capacity to respond to the world at large. The Heart Organ System also governs the Blood as it is the pump moving blood throughout your circulatory system. The Heart is represented by the tip of the tongue and is associated with the Small Intestine, the color red and the flavor of bitter.
If you have a low desire to interact within the world at large you may be lacking in Shen [the Chinese translation is Spirit] and could benefit with a daily herbal regimen of such Chinese Herbal Formulas: Ten Flavor Teapills, known traditionally as Shi Chuan Da Bu Wan or a Blood & Chi Tonic such as our Blood & Chi Power Formula (Ba Zhen Tang). You may want to take a look at Four Substances Teapills, known traditionally as Si Wu Tang or Uplift Central Chi Formula. Many people have taken these traditional formulas over the centuries with immense success. Chinese Herbal Formulas helps to invigorate the Heart Blood & Yang bringing about a sense of involvement, joy and the courage to engage in life.
Your Spirit, or Shen is like a light that radiates from within your body, bringing about a beautiful glow to the face and a rosy complexion. A lack or decrease in your memory process may also be attributed to a decrease in your Heart Blood with benefits resulting from the famous tonic formula Gui Pi Tang, or known as Gui Pi Wan in teapill form. Blossoming Heart Formula is our advanced version. An opposite emotional reaction that can be influenced by the Heart Organ System would give rise to over-excitement, giddiness, extreme fright and loud, uncontrollable laughter. In Chinese Medicine, it is also understood that mania or insanity may be the result of a Deficiency in Kidney or Heart Yin or Phlegm Blocking The Orifices. Chinese Herbal Formulas such as Serene (formerly Calm) Spirit Teapills (Gan Mai Da Zao Wan), An Shui Wan Teapills, Bu Nao Pian [for phlegm misting the orifices] or Restore Tranquility Formula may be appropriate to calm the Shen and relieve your mind, respectively.
The Element related to the Heart Organ System is Fire. It is controlled by the Kidney Yin or Water Element. A reduction in your Kidney Yin element can cause the Heart Fire to grow and become overly abundant, so a Kidney Yin Formula, such as Abundant Yin Teapills (Da Bu Yin Wan), Emperor’s Teapills (Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan), or our scientifically advanced Forever Youthful Formula (which men may take) and our Water Of Life Kidney Yin Formula may be correct to harmonize this imbalance. Some of the Chinese Medicine Patterns that may be a result of Heart Fire are: insomnia, restlessness, palpitations, mania, dry mouth, hot flashes, heart disease and constipation.
There are also Chinese Herbs that work directly on calming the Spirit that also work well to re-center and Cool The Blood. Cool The Fire Heart and Stomach Formula is one of our Heaven & Earth CMHC Formulas that can work well in reducing Stomach Fire which presents with problems such as: heartburn, canker sores, acid re-flux, bleeding gums, internal infections, insomnia and the inability to put on weight.
Since the Heart is the controller of your Blood and circulatory processes, it is important to nourish your Heart Organ System with special Chinese Herbs that strengthen the Heart Chi. Such herbs would be Ginseng, Codonopsis, Jujube Fruit, Astragulas, Cinnamon Twig, Polygala, Ginger, Aconite, Poria and Baked Licorice. An important formula to consider would be Gui Pi Wan to strengthen the energy, increase water metabolism, nourish the Blood, calm the Spirit, promote a healthy immune system and assist in cardiac function. A person that may benefit from this formula would have heart palpitations, a lusterless complexion, low desire for physical activity, night sweats or easily perspires with exertion, insomnia, loose stools and shortness of breath.
The function of the Brain Organ System is directly affected by your systemic circulatory health. The ancient Chinese Physicians would add specific Chinese Herbs to formulas promoting a healthy circulation system stimulating brain [memory and recall] function. A couple excellent formulas with these herbs and properties are Bu Nao Pian or the Ginkgo Biloba Capsules.
Related Heart & Small Intestine Organ System Disharmonies
- Speech disorders
- Dark, burning urine
- Increased fright
- Red face
- Night sweats
- Ungrounded thoughts
- Dry mouth
- Urinary tract infections
- Excessive hunger
- Vivid dreaming; nightmares