The Kidney is the organ as known in TCM as storing and controlling Jing (essence of qi as well as basis for body matter and functional activities). The function of Jing is to promote growth, development, sexual maturation, reproduction, and aging. The kidney works like the powerhouse of the human body. It supplies reserve energy to any organ running low on Qi. Its partner organ is the Bladder.
Deficiency of the Kidney Qi (low in Kidney energy) may cause osteoporosis, joint pain, lethargy, infertility or development issue.
The ears are the sensory organs related to the Kidney. Any ear problems may be a signal from the body saying the Kidney is now functioning well, such as deafness, tinnitus, or ear infection.
The Lung is the organ known in TCM as maintaining healthy immune defences against pathogens, as well as circulating Qi and fluids throughout the body. A partner with the Large Intestine, the Lung is also responsible for excretion of metabolic wastes. Deficiency of Lung Qi may result in cold, trachea Inflammation or allergies, such as hay fever.
The nose is the sensory organ related to the Lung. Any of the following symptoms indicates compromised Lung function: runny nose; sneezing; congested sinuses; loss of smell.
The Spleen and Stomach partner together to control digestion. They “feed” all other organs with nutrition and power from food. The stomach and spleen are mostly affected by chronic emotions such as depression, anxiety or overthinking. Therefore positive emotions will support a healthy digestive system.