The Good Politician: A Heart Meridian Archetype (blog)

Heart Meridian Exercise (video)

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Meridian Associations

Element: Fire
Season: Summer
Yin or Yang: Yin
Time of Day: 11 am -1 pm
Color: Indigo
Taste: Gusto
Body Part: Blood Volume
Sensory Basis: Exteroceptive Senses
Emotion: Joy
Healing Tone: HAWWW

Associated Muscles: Biceps Brachii
Personality Group: Physical

Balancing Meridian: Small Intestine

Heart focuses on Joy
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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
Celiac disease
Difficulty turning head
Frozen shoulder
Hardening of arteries
Hearing problems
Heart attacks
High blood pressure
Hot and/or painful joints
Hot flashes
Low blood pressure
Pain in lower abdomen
Poor circulation
Red/ashen facial color
Stiff neck and/or  shoulders
Tennis elbow
Urinary problems
Varicose veins
Weak, irregular pulse
Weak abdominal tone

Emotional Heart Symptoms 
Continuous laughter
Critical, cynical behavior
Excessive and/or vivid dreaming
Lack of joy or humor
Lack of self-love
Mental confusion
Poor self-esteem