Winter is the end of the dry and the principle of openness. Indeed, the days become longer from December 21st, for Traditional Chinese Medicine is the element of water. Expansion starts, visibly nothing happens in Nature, she lies, but the seeds soften in preparation for spring germination. We do the same, rest more, trying to be more in silence, playing more than ever with breathing practices and awareness in the senses. Fighting the cold with the heat outside and inside in an act of recreation designing new projects for Spring.
It is an emotional time and high sensitivity towards the interior. It is a good time to get plenty of rest, good food, relaxation and sleep. Strengthening ourselves, if dreams are made this is proof that our inner being is present in us either reinforced against disease.
This season represents the Kidney, urinary bladder and reproductive organs.
Minerals in general, salt and cooking in particular, protect the kidney, so if consumed in adequate amounts, a teaspoon full per day and always cooked. If the blood does not have its salts, the kidney would not function.
We will study food at different times of the year from the perspective of Chinese medicine theory and the five elements. The Theory of 5 Elements is one of the primary realities of Oriental Medicine, which links all the energies and substances, one of the following:
Interactions of these elements are consistent with two basic cycles:
A) THE GENERATION CYCLE: explains how each element generates or produces the next element.
Also called, sometimes the law of "mother-son." Each element procreates the next and nourishes it by a flow of energy. According to Oriental beliefs:
These relationships seem at first sight more metaphorical than real, but very valuable energy explain principles in practice. Since each element represents a compact body and a hollow viscus:
Organ: Heart Liver Spleen / Pance. Kidneys Lungs
Viscera: Bile. thin. Stomach. Thick. Bladder
For example, recent discoveries show that:
B) Cycle of destruction is really a control cycle, in that it represents the process by which items are checks and balances between them. If one becomes too strong or too weak, others may attack or be attacked. So:
Cycle ends and begins again.
The observation of this cycle of creation and destruction can heal many ailments protecting organs and viscera which are related, and can exert a preventive medicine.
Stimulation of the meridians of the different organs is done with digital pressure, with needles, with electrical currents, sound waves, laser light, but also with simple exercises to everyone of us, it is highly recommended that every day we:
If occurs for several reason a disease happens, it is welcome because it shows us that we live in an imbalance and therefore initiate a process of recovery.
Speaking of good food for this time of year we must select those that we balance the characteristics of this station. Among the foods that balance, we have:
The most representative are legumes, mainly with kidney form, as the beans. Among the legumes, although large cook is better, preferably use the smaller ones, since they are more digestible. Include a small vegetable from Japan called "Azuki", therapeutically useful for treating disorders of kidney or bladder.
We can include a vegetable protein extracted from wheat that is "seitan", which is rich in minerals when cooked in seaweed, soy sauce, ginger and thyme.
It is important to remember that the salt always protects the kidney that when cooked with food. If used to dress a salad, prepare the dressing several hours before.
Fishing: inshore, especially as swordfish, halibut.
Types of cooking:
Unbalanced food that we have:
When you are balanced, you are:
When you are unbalanced, we have:
When the kidneys are tired is very suitable to make hot ginger. It is also convenient daily before dressing, rubbing with a towel in the kidney area until redness.
If we were to design a menu, it would be:
Breakfast: With "cereal cream", combining spelled seeds, rye, oats and barley.
For example recommend the following recipe:
A glass oat grain, and a glass of rye grain, both from ecological cultivation, one teaspoon of salt.
For the capricious, You can cook a handful of raisins for 10 minutes and when serving add to the cream.
If you do this breakfast, you won’t make happy your egotistical wishes, but know that it will leave satisfied and full to face the morning. When you want to change other combinations try Rice, Oats, Barley, spelt Oats.
Food: "Sweet pumpkin soup"
Ingredients: One cup of diced pumpkin, half a cup of onions in pieces, a tablespoon of celery stalk into thin slices, half cup of buckwheat, salt and half teaspoon of Tamari.
Buckwheat can be replaced by the rice stew, or millet.
“Millet with leeks,"
Ingredients: Three leeks, a cup of millet, three cups of water, salt or Tamari.
For dessert, some roasted nuts or baked apple. Beverage: coffee, cereal malt type.
Dinner: Boiled rice with atofuburger.
Drink: coffee cereal malt type.
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