Indian Summer: Nourishing the Earth Element will benefit individuals, health care providers, and herbal practitioners alike in a holistic understanding of the digestive system for optimum health and longevity. Using Five Element Wisdom, you will explore the main functions of the spleen, pancreas, and stomach and their relationship to the Earth Element.
The Earth Element has the power to absorb and transform on the physical and mental levels. It embodies divine nourishment and abundance and corresponds with the late summer season known as Indian Summer. As central organs of digestion, the spleen, pancreas, and stomach are responsible for transforming food and drink into bodily fluids and blood. When overburdened by excessive input on any level, either food or information, the spleen-pancreas cannot transform or transport what it receives. That produces congestion instead of providing nourishment. When the spleen is exhausted, the mind becomes disoriented and easily distracted, the body becomes fatigued.
In this course you will begin to understand and bridge the spleen, pancreas, and stomach from a Western/Conventional model to an Eastern/Energetic perspective. There is no better time than now to nourish our Earth Element as we reclaim the sweetness of life and birth new earth.
Many wonderful insights into healing, and the knowledge brought to us by modern science and ancient healing systems, allow us the opportunity to create a new healing system: one that has our best interests at heart. Our current healthcare system remains steeped in the heroic and mechanistic medical model. Chinese Medicine, however, is an empirical system of knowledge existing for thousands of years. When we bring the best of our current models of medicine together with the healing modalities of the ancients, a bigger picture emerges. It is one in which we see the whole person in the light of a new understanding. This course will explore a holistic approach to nourishing the amazing Earth Element organ system responsible for bringing spirit into matter and creating our physical form.