Yin or Yang: Yin
Time of Day: 11 am -1 pm
Body Part: Blood Volume
Sensory Basis: Exteroceptive Senses
Healing Tone: HAWWW
Associated Muscles: Biceps Brachii
Personality Group: Physical
Balancing Meridian: Small Intestine
High Traits: Heart In Your Personality
The heart meridians are the lovers. They are kind, warm-hearted, accepting and chivalrous. One of the four physical types, their passion and sincerity are immediately obvious. They have a great capacity for love, unique imagination, and are enchanting and persuasive.
Low Traits: Heart In Your Personality
When not being themselves, heart meridians are passive and “out of it.” They appear lazy and forgetful without any internal drive.
Western Medicine Function of the Heart
The heart is a crucial part of your circulatory system as it is the pump that moves blood through our veins. Our blood carries oxygen, nutrients, and hormones throughout the body. It is also responsible for removing metabolic waste.
Eastern Medicine Function of the Heart
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart houses the “Shen,” which is the equivalent to the mind. The heart controls and supports all mental activity. It also controls sweat, circulation, and blood vessels.
Physical Heart Symptoms
Aversion to heat
Difficulty turning head
Hardening of arteries
High blood pressure
Hot and/or painful joints
Low blood pressure
Pain in lower abdomen
Red/ashen facial color
Stiff neck and/or shoulders
Weak, irregular pulse
Weak abdominal tone
Emotional Heart Symptoms
Critical, cynical behavior
Excessive and/or vivid dreaming
Lack of joy or humor
Lack of self-love