As practitioners of life cultivation, we use the inner vision technique to feel our inner organs to find out if they are abnormal physiologically or functionally.
Once we find the organ that is going bad, we can then try to return it to normal operation as soon as possible, using the various Mustang Cultivation Techniques. This will help us to maintain the health of our body without resorting to medication or surgical operation in later days.
In a previous article, we have briefly discussed each of the important organs as a learning reference. Now we will discuss in depth how we apply the inner vision technique to find out what is wrong with each of our organs.
02 The Liver
The liver is located in the upper abdomen, below the diaphragm.
Its main physiological functions are to disperse and store blood. The liver is related to the eyes, in harmony with the tendons and ligaments, and shows its health in the fingers and toes.
The liver is connected to the bile. They are life mirror images of each other.
The energy path of the liver starts from the sides of the chest, and goes through the abdomen and reproductive organ. Thus, if we detect problems within this area, we first look to the liver to find out the cause of the symptoms.
02 Blood storage function of the Liver
The liver has the function of storing blood and regulating blood volume. When the human body is resting or emotionally stable, the body’s blood demand decreases, and a large amount of blood is stored in the liver. When the body’s blood demand increases during physical labor or emotional agitation, the liver discharges the stored blood to support the body’s activity needs.
If this function of the liver is not at par, it will cause blood deficiency or bleeding lesions. If the liver blood is insufficient, it will not be able to properly nourish our eyes, and our eyes will be dry and dim, or suffer from night vision loss.
If the liver blood is insufficient or under par, then the vital-energy path of flow is below par, leading to under-nourishment of tendons and ligaments. Then we will feel that our limbs will be numb, and the flexion and extension of the limbs will be difficult.
03 Liver and Eyes
Our visual function mainly depends on the nourishment of the yin-blood of the liver and liver-energy is connected with the eyes. Therefore, whether the function of the liver is normal or not is often reflected in our eyes.
For example, if our liver blood is insufficient, blurred vision and night blindness may occur. If our liver yin-energy is deficient, both eyes will be dry and we may suffer vision loss.
04 Liver and tendons and claws
Our liver supports our tendons and ligaments. The activity of tendons and ligaments are dependent on the nourishment of the liver.
If we do not have sufficient liver blood, then we will not be able to nourish our tendons and ligaments. This may lead to a series of symptoms as mentioned above.
In addition, if we also suffer from an inflammatory body, then the yin-blood of the liver will be burned, and there may be convulsions of the limbs, trismus, opisthotonus and so on. In herbal medicine, this is called the internal movement of the liver wind.
The liver will affect our claws, meaning our fingernails and toenails. We may look upon our claws as an extension of our tendons and ligaments.
If our liver-blood is sufficient, our nails will be ruddy and tough. If our liver blood is insufficient, our nails will be withered, soft and thin, or sunken and deformed. Thus we can partly judge the health of our liver through our nails.
As practitioners of Life Cultivation, we guard our liver very closely. If we detect any malfunctioning of our liver, we will take protective measures to return our liver to normal operation. Refer to the various Mustang Cultivation Techniques for easy ways to protect our liver from going bad.
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