Patient Education

Organs’ Role In Health

The organs in your body perform multiple functions. One of the most amazing things about the human body is how all of the organs work and function together! When in balance, optimal function and cooperation, creates optimal health. This biological web of interconnectedness and cooperation creates a delicate and dynamic balance. This balance can be thrown off by the over or under function of one organ.

Much like a grand orchestra, if all the musicians were performing correctly, the sound would be joyous and harmonious. If the horn section was too loud and the drummers were too slow, the whole orchestra would be off and the whole musical composition would be irritating and lousy.

Keeping this in mind, if the kidneys were not functioning correctly, it could lead to blood pressure issues, which affect the heart. If the Liver was not functioning correctly, it could lead to digestive issues, which would affect the pancreas and stomach.

The organs have reflexive zones on the body. They are known as meridians in Chinese medicine. Meridians are used therapeutically as well as diagnostically. A well trained practitioner of Chinese medicine will be able to identify imbalances of the organs, which are directly related to areas of pain and tenderness along the meridians.

Through the use of acupuncture, a practitioner can restore the function of an organ, and also promote the flow of nutrient, oxygen rich blood to the dysfunctioning organ as well.

By restoring all organ imbalances and functions, and by promoting the free flow of oxygen (qi) and blood, optimal health is restored.