Intimate relationship between Kidneys and Heart
The Kidney system supports the Heart. In fact, each organ has a supportive or nurturing relationship with another. When the Kidney is experiencing a deficiency or imbalance, it won't be able to support the Heart system. This affects the Heart because there won't be ample Qi (energy) to warm up the digestion which then nourishes or mists the Heart. This mist comprises of the energy the Spleen transmits from the food we eat. The mist provides the Heart's vessels and tendons to operate smoothly. One way we can explore this connection is through symptoms like hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. Most strokes and heart attacks are most likely to occur in the morning. "Strokes are most likely to occur during two two-hour periods, one in the morning, and the other in the evening, research suggests. Japanese scientists, who examined 12,957 cases, found the risk peaked between 6am and 8am and 6pm and 8pm." These times correlate to the Kidney and Pericardium channel, which is known as the King's Bodyguard, the Pericardium is the Heart's protective sack. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke. The morning between 5-7am is when Kidney energy is the weakest. If you tend to suffer from these imbalances, reinforcing the Kidney could be of great help. This can be done through acupuncture, food, moxibustion, cupping and Chinese herbs.
Kidney formulas are ancient formula to help vertigo, insomnia, tinnitus, weakness in the knees and most aging symptoms. Today, it is also used to treat coronary heart disease, diabetes, adrenal fatigue, menopause, hypertension, infertility, and impotence. Use it between 5-7pm.
If you also suffer from symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and dryness, see your physician to prescribe herbals that help the moisture in the body and find balance through restoring Kidney essence and Yin.