Knee-ling Versus Walking Tall
Fear and indecision are associated with the kidneys.
Fear can make you pee your pants.
Indecision weakens the knees, and being weak-kneed can bring on urine trouble.
The Kidney Meridian travels from the middle toe to the knob on the collar bone.
Yes, stubbing that toe can precipitate kidney trauma.
Hurting the left middle toe involves fear OF or FOR or ABOUT a man.
Hurting the right middle toe involves fear OF or FOR or ABOUT a woman.
The body doesn’t lie, and it knows its left side from its right, and its Yin from its Yang.
Kidney 10, “Yin’s Valley,” is where this acupuncture meridian directly affects the knee.
It’s stimulated for urogenital problems, impotence, and arthritis of the knee.
The inability to choose can leave you impotent and with a frozen (carbonated) knee.
The kidneys have much to do with the final phase of vitamin D metabolism, specifically related to the vitamin D precursor synthesized by the action of solar radiation on the skin.
The skin, of course, is often called the “third kidney.:
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium metabolism, which returns us to the body language of being weak-kneed again.
We need both vitamin D and calcium to “stand on our own two feet.”
If you refuse to stand on your own two feet during the day, your kidneys will dump out extra calcium whenever you take a wee-wee.
When you “lie down on the job” at night, however, the kidneys will judiciously retain your much-needed calcium.
Take note and beware, shift workers, colonials of the night — lying horizontal during daylight drains your body of calcium.
Daytime sunlight is your best choice of vitamin D.
Supplemental vitamin D — other-than-sunlight vitamin D — can be toxic.
Excess vitamin D can cause hypercalcinuria — excess urinary calcium — and calcified kidneys and other organs.
Assuming that no vitamin D is “available from sun-mediated skin synthesis,” all a 71-year old man or woman needs is 600 IU per day.
31–50 = 200 IU (international unit of biological activity)
51–70 = 400 IU
70-plus = 600 IU
Do you have a child who wets the bed at night?
Excess urinary calcium is often involved.
The hip flexors — the psoas major and the iliacus — are closely related to the kidneys.
Ditto the upper trapezius.
The upper trapezius pulls in the shoulder blade, causing the “turtle response” — fear makes you try to hide your head between your shoulders.
Worry leads to high shoulders and a caved-in chest. The puffer fish response is the antidote to the turtle response.
Puff out your chest and roll your shoulders backwards.
Jogging on hard surfaces can cause the kidneys to bleed.
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) told me …
“Thank God for pizza eaters and joggers. They keep us reflex therapists in business.”
The kidney is a salt-water-energy Yin organ.
It’s the Minister of POWER.
Electric eels don’t get kidney stones, and neither should you.
Ed Young (“A Scientist’s Shocking Discovery About Electric Eels,” The Atlantic, Oct. 2015) wrote …
“The electric eel is a battery, Taser, remote control, and tracking device, all in one.”
An electric eel with one kidney generates less electricity.
It’s eel-advised to touch an electric eel with two kidneys.