Small Intestine

The Artist: A Small Intestine Meridian Archetype (blog)

Small Intestine Meridian Exercise (video)

Small intestine and self-expression
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Meridian Associations

Element: Fire
Season: Summer
Yin or Yang: Yang
Time of Day: 11 am -1 pm
Color: Yellow-Orange
Taste: Bitter
Body Part: Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Sensory Basis: Chemical
Emotion: Joy
Healing Tone: HAWWW

Associated Muscles: Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus
Personality Group: Emotional

Balancing Meridian: Heart

Small Intestines excel creatively
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High Traits: Small Intestine In Your Personality
The small intestine meridian houses creativity and beauty. They are one of the four emotional types and as such, they are intensely expressive and process their lives through an emotional lens. Naturally sophisticated, intense, and classic.

Low Traits: Small Intestine In Your Personality
When not being themselves, small intestine meridians are easily discouraged and depressed. They can be extremely pessimistic and self-deprecating.

Western Medicine Function of the Small Intestine
The small intestine is the part of our digestive system that assists with the chemical breakdown of macronutrients. It makes food molecules accessible to the bloodstream and also aids in the secretion of bile, pancreatic, and other digestive fluids.

Eastern Medicine Function of the Small Intestine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the small intestine separates the clean from the impure when digesting foods and fluids. It sends food to the Large Intestine for reabsorption and impurities to the Bladder for disposal.

Physical Small Intestine 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 the 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 Small Intestine 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