Did you know that February is National Heart Month? It is, so let’s talk about your heart and some of the choices you can make to maintain a healthy life.
We all know that your heart is a pump that moves blood through your arteries and veins. We also know that a healthy heart makes for a happier life and that diet and exercise are important to keeping your it in tip-top shape.
It’s also true that your heart is related to other parts of your body. For example, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart meridian is a channel through which energy flows. This energy is called Chi, and the heart meridian is named after the heart because that’s the major organ to which it’s most closely associated.
All meridians have a partner, or a pair. The heart meridian is paired with the small intestine meridian. This means it is energetically very close to your digestive system. Through these energetic channels, your heart is also connected to the vertebrae in your upper back. These are called your upper thoracic vertebrae.
Your heart is also closely connected to your third molars, your wisdom teeth.
You might be thinking, “I don’t have any wisdom teeth. They were pulled a long time ago.”
That’s okay; you still have the area where the teeth used to be, and the energetic channel connects to that area. These relationships are known as vectors and knowing them can give you better ideas for keeping your heart healthy.
Now that you’re aware of these vector relationships, here are a few tips:
- Chiropractic adjustments will keep your thoracic vertebrae properly aligned.
- Daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups will make your heart happy.
- Acupuncture will keep your meridians open and your Chi flowing properly.
- Don’t forget a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Wellness involves the entire body and knowing how you’re vectored helps you make better decisions for life.