Yin or Yang: Yang
Time of Day: 11 am -1 pm
Body Part: Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Sensory Basis: Chemical
Healing Tone: HAWWW
Associated Muscles: Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus
Personality Group: Emotional
Balancing Meridian: Heart
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
Difficulty turning head
Hardening of arteries
High blood pressure
Hot and/or painful joints
Low blood pressure
Pain in the lower abdomen
Red/ashen facial color
Stiff neck and/or shoulders
Weak, irregular pulse
Weak abdominal tone
Emotional Small Intestine Symptoms
Critical, cynical behavior
Excessive and/or vivid dreaming
Lack of joy or humor
Lack of self-love