The Heart Meridian
The “King of the Organs”. it commands all the other organs and emotions. The heart works with other organs to regulate circulation and maintain a healthy mental state. If the heart is imbalanced, all the other organs and meridians will suffer. It is also seen as primary in the defence against disease.
What does the Heart Do?
Blood carries oxygen and other important nutrients that all body organs need to stay healthy and to work properly. The heart is a muscle, and its job is to pump blood throughout the circulatory system.
What are the Kinesiology Muscles for the Heart Meridian?
There is only one muscle that has been discovered for the heart meridian and this is the subscapularis which is under (sub) the scapula (shoulder blade) and is part of the four rotator cuff muscles.
Common imbalances in the Heart Meridian?
When the Heart meridian is out of balance, there is a lack depth in relationships and interactions with others.
The physical issues we tend to see with a Heart meridian imbalance include short-term memory problems, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, insomnia and anxiety. As a Kinesiologist we are not able to diagnose and would always refer to a medical doctor if these symptoms presented.
Balancing the Heart Meridian using the BEES
The BEES stand for Biochemical, Emotional, Electrical, Structural. These 4 areas are the focus of a Kinesiology therapy.
The key focus for biochemically balancing the heart meridian starts with reducing stress that leads to high blood pressure.
Stress reduction recommendations include
- Avoiding food intolerances
- Avoiding smoking and drugs
- A healthy relationship with technology and avoiding screen time at night
- Reducing toxic chemicals including cleaning products and toiletries
- Work life balance
- Dealing with emotional stress
Muscle Testing for Supplements
If the heart muscle is imbalanced (often unlocking when challenged in a muscle test), we muscle test supplements to find what will strengthen the circuit.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 Element Theory, the Heart meridian belongs to the ‘Fire’ element which is the emotion of sadness and joy.
Those with a heart meridian imbalance often experience feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. Important aspects of balancing involve creating joy in life and examining the areas that bring sadness.
The heart meridian’s time is between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the late morning, early afternoon. Heart attacks are more common and often more serious in the morning.
The heart meridian is connected to the subscapularis which is underneath the shoulder blades. The subscapularis is the largest and most powerful muscle of the rotator cuff, and a painful shoulder can be signs of a heart meridian imbalance.
- Arm or shoulder problems
- Heart circulation and blood pressure.
** Clients experiencing Palpitations, Dizziness or chest pains need to speak to their GP.
To balance the heart meridian structurally, it is recommended to self-massage around ribs 4-5 on the chest near the cleavage area which is the location of the heart neuro-lymphatic.