Chinese Medicine and the KIDNEYS
Every season of the year has its dominant Yin and Yang organ. Winter houses the Kidney and the Bladder.
The Kidney is a special element in Chinese medicine, as it contains the body’s ‘core warming energy’ or ‘essence’ that is then transformed and distributed to the rest of the body.
In Winter, the Yin gathers and the Qi (energy) retreats to deeper layers of the body. Protecting the Qi and Kidney-essence is therefore especially important by keeping warm, resting, and nourishing body and soul.
Great foods for this time of the year are moderately spicy foods, boiled/simmered foods such as meat, broths, vegetable soups, stews; try to avoid cold foods and drinks as much as possible and try have mild exercise regularly ❤