In Traditional Chinese Medicine winter time is associated with the water element and is correlated with the kidneys and bladder. The emotional influence from these organs while balanced will have you experiencing resilience, courage, willpower, and fearlessness. When imbalanced a person will be very fearful. The fear will often be rooted in feeling unprepared for the future, fear of lacking ability to reach goals, or fear of not having the resources needed to survive. There may be suspicion, jealousy and grudge holding.

The health of the kidneys is vital in a variety of ways and when imbalanced they can cause extreme problems throughout the body. The kidneys impact bones and joints and deficiency can lead to brittle bones and osteoporosis, arthritis, joint pain, and problems with teeth. The ears are also affected and poor kidney health can cause tinnitus, ear infection and deafness. The kidneys play a major role in fertility and reproductive health. With deficiency there may be impotence, difficulty conceiving, higher risk of miscarriage, and infertility. Menstrual cycles can become irregular and more painful. If the kidneys are very deficient during menopause, the symptoms will be more severe…


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