Meridians Spleen MeridianThe spleen is
a part of the lymphatic drainage system, essentially it helps to clean the blood. In TCM, the Spleen is
responsible for the digestion, i.e. taking nutrients derived from the air and food, and transforming and then
distributing the nutrients (such as energy, aka ‘Qi’) throughout the body. This is why fatigue and anemia are
often linked to a breakdown in the Spleen’s functionality.
Blood sugar regulation issues such as diabetes or hypoglycemia, obsessive thinking, foggy headedness, poor memory,
fatigue, lack of will, feeling deep emptiness, swelling edema, challenged immune system and fertility issues are
all symptoms of Spleen imbalance. A person with spleen system imbalance often has lots of ideas, but lacks the
motivation or groundedness to implement them.
To keep your Spleen healthy, eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly. Nourish
your Spleen with foods that are somewhat warm in nature, like ginger.